Monday, April 2, 2012

7 Dead at Oikos University

At least six people are believed to have been killed Monday and several others injured when a gunman opened fire at a religious university in Northern California.

According to local media, the shooter is believed to be a current or former nursing student at Oikos University, a Christian university that offers degrees in theology and nursing. He allegedly opened fire at around 10:30 a.m. local time in a classroom at the school's Oakland campus.

Authorities announced Monday afternoon that they have a suspect in custody who they believe to be the gunman. No motive has yet been reported.

Police have not released an official tally of how many people were killed or wounded during the incident. Oakland City Council President Larry Reid, however, told KGO-TV in San Francisco that police have told him that at least six people were killed. Earlier Monday, ABC News noted that aerial video taken of the scene showed at least five bodies laid out under sheets on the school lawn.

From here.

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