Police surrounded a Christian university in search of a gunman who reportedly opened fire on Monday morning and killed seven people.
The suspect was caught in the parking lot of a shopping centre mall miles away from the Korean Christian school in Oakland, California.
The shooter, named by police as 43-year-old One L. Goh, apparently stood up in the middle of a nursing class at Oikos University, ordered classmates to line up against the wall and opened fire.
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A bystander saw a woman ran out of the building saying that her right arm had been shot.
he victim said that the shooter - a former student - was in her nursing class when he stood up in the middle of class and shot another student point blank in the chest before spraying the room with bullets.
The bystander, Angie Johnson, stayed with the woman until she received medical attention.
'She said he looked crazy all the time but they never knew how far he would go,' Ms Johnson said the victim told her.
Police spokesman Cynthia Perkins said seven people were dead. She did not release any other details about the victims.
Five people were believed to have been killed at the scene, while two of the five wounded later died at hospital.
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One student, 19-year-old Dawinder Kaur, told her brother she was in her nursing class when a former student who had been absent from the class for months told them all to line up against the wall.
After he revealed he had a gun the students started to run away, and Ms Kaur said she was shot in the arm when she tried to help her friend.
'She told me that a guy went crazy and she got shot,' her brother Paul Singh told the Oakland Tribune.
'She was running, she was crying, she was bleeding. It was wrong.'
The suspect was detained at a Safeway supermarket about three miles from the university, about an hour after the shooting.... Read more>>