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Oakland University Shooting Suspect Faces Seven Murder Charges

One Goh, the man arrested as a suspect in the shooting deaths of seven people at Oikos University in Oakland, was charged with seven counts of murder, California prosecutors said.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said yesterday in an e-mailed statement that her office also charged Goh with three counts of attempted murder.

Seven people were killed and three people were wounded in the April 2 shooting, which started at about 10:30 a.m. that morning, according to the statement.

Goh was detained after police received a call from a Safeway security officer reporting that a man there admitted to the shooting, according to a statement filed today along with the charges in state court in Oakland. In an interview with police, Goh admitted to going to the school with a .45-caliber handgun and four fully loaded magazines of ammunition.

“He admitted to kidnapping a woman and forcing her from her office into a class room at gunpoint,” Officer Robert Trevino said in the statement. “He admitted to shooting and killing several people inside the classroom, before taking one of the victim’s car keys and fleeing the scene in the victim’s car.”

The case is People of the State of California v. One L. Goh, 2319790, Alameda County Superior Court (Oakland).

To contact the reporter on this story: Karen Gullo in San Francisco at kgullo@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Dunn at adunn8@bloomberg.net

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