California · School Violence

Oikos University shooting

April 2, 2012
Oakland, California
One L. Goh, a former student of Oikos University, shoots students during a nursing class, killing 7 and wounding 3

Goh had previously attended Oikos, a Korean Christian university, but was asked to leave following disciplinary issues months before the shooting.

On April 2, Goh stood up during a nursing class, produced a .45-caliber handgun, ordered the students against a wall, and fired at them. Seven were killed, their ages ranging from 21 to 53. Three, between 19 and 43 years old, were able to survive the attack. Although Goh fired repeatedly as he fled the school, no one else was injured. He surrendered within hours and without further incident approximately 5 miles away.

After years of mental evaluations and being declared unfit to stand trial on more than one occasion, Goh was finally brought to trial in May of 2017. On July 14, 2017, he was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms.

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