Multiple fatalities in shooting at California college, Oakland police say
April 2nd, 2012
03:32 PM ET

Multiple fatalities in shooting at California college, Oakland police say

[Updated at 3:32 p.m. ET] A suspect in the shooting was taken into police custody, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

[Posted at 3:21 p.m. ET] A shooting at Oikos University in East Oakland, California, has resulted in multiple fatalities, a spokeswoman for the Oakland police said Monday.

Oakland Fire Department Deputy Chief James Williams said there are several ambulances on the scene and officials are assessing the situation.

"The shooter is still at large," spokeswoman Johnna Watson said. "We are interviewing the witnesses right now to try to determine if this person is known to them."

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  1. Duane

    Wow when will we see this end? It seems almost monthly now people in schools are getting killed.....sad

    April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • collin

      it will never end while guns are as easy as getting a super size coke.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karaya

      Ask NRA and guns activists, they should know.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • GauisCaesar

      It won't. The entertainment industry keeps on entertaining us, and when we try to mimic it, they tell us it is just entertainment. Meanwhile, our kids swear it is real. Hey, ask a rapper why he promotes violence. He will tell you the world is filled with it. Guess what...the world of the people who listen to it will bring it into existence...and then the cycle will continue. They will instead blame the system.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 49raider

    If they went to some rich school or neighborhood and shot a whole bunch of white people, that would be NEWS!

    April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • tj

      You my friend, are an idiot!

      April 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • LV

      Um, that is a white school, isn't it?

      April 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • collin

      This is the truth though.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey

      Well...it is on CNN's main page as the top story

      April 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason Guy

      That is so typical of a statement from a culturally uneducated person. First of all this killer didn't do this so you could make a racist statement about wealth or color having a factor in making headlines.. Any college in California is expensive, and I have black and Spanish friends that live in predominately non white, wealthy neighborhoods and go to major expensive colleges like I did. Think of the families that just lost a loved one and not your opinion of what makes ridiculous headlines..

      April 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sameeker

    was it some guy named Mohammad?

    April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Or maybe BillyBob ...

      April 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      His name was either Tyrone or Billy Ray Smith

      April 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin

      Where is George Zimmerman right now

      April 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • collin

      this was in oakland and the shooter is Chinese / Vietnamese.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • LJ2011

      Probably....since it was a Christian school.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. That guy M@

    Suspect has been arrested in shopping center in Alameda...

    April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ferari lover

    I think it was a chinese guy.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bosfaninva

    Cue the racist comments from rightwing gun nuts in 3...2...1...

    April 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoePub

      LOL, Meanwhile, the Liberal media makes sure to use their form of racism by creating a new classification known as "white Hispanic".

      April 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • michaeldw

      Nobody jumped on this opportunity?

      "Where's a Zimmerman when you need one"

      April 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • YoMama

      Excuse me, JoePub. There are white Hispanics, black Hispanics, white non-Hispanics, and black non-Hispanics. IT IS NOT NEW. You can be of any race and be Hispanic because Hispanic is NOT A RACE!

      April 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gary Duits

    Your country is Gun Crazy, part of the American Dream?

    April 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • nizzel

      Yes, it is part of the American Dream. If you don't like it, then stay out of America!

      April 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Amonie

    Captured already? Shame, I was hoping for a real bloodbath. 5 kills are disappointing. Ah well, there's always the next one, and the one after that...

    April 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • collin

      Sad, Funny and True.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • More Guns for Jesus

      The 5 that got shot were obviously not praying hard enough to Jesus because he didn't protect them. It is their own fault then. I also hope they were carrying guns to protect themselves, but if they were they were slow on the draw. Again- their own fault. Jesus loves guns, the NRA tells me so.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Terry Moore

    Sad...Horrible... My heart goes out to the families of those afflicted by this insane act... But... But...But...will we understand one day that making the weapons available will always result in events like these ? Will we ever understand that a gun's ultimate purpose is to kill ? So why do we allow over 60 million handguns to exist in our society ?
    We consider 3rd world countries to be backwards, immoral, sick, violence filled..... How different are we when we allow our youths to be mowed down by every deranged person who laid his/her hands on a firearm ????

    April 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • michaeldw

      You make it sound like the only way to get a firearm in this country is to buy one legally...

      It's harder to get one legally. If you say it's not, you haven't tried hard enough.

      $10 bucks says the school was a "Gun free zone".

      April 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • GauisCaesar

      Becasue guns also protect us from people that want to kill us. What you should be wondering is why this is happening more now than years ago. When you come up with the music, movie, and game industry, you call me.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Great question! I think the solution is to ban all gun sales in the U.S.! That way, the only people who will have guns are the criminals buying them illegally on the black market, not law abiding citizens.... Makes sense to me... While we are at it, lets ban knife sales too because people use them to stab other people.. Knives ultimate purpose is to kill anyway, right? And don't get me started on those hatchets, ropes, and cars....

      April 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jpb949

      Yes, let's take all the guns away. So that next time someone breaks into my house with a knife, I can just be stabbed to death instead of killing the guy..... 60 million guns? I think we need more!

      April 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patriot

      Actually; South Africa, Columbia & Thailand each double or more the amount of murders due to firearms then in the U.S.

      April 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Amonie

    http://encyclopediadramatica.se/High_score

    Just for everyone else tracking it: Good Ol' Andy's still got the high score.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JessM

    Why does it always have to be about race?!? Psychos are psychos, no matter what their skin color is.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. collin

    Funny thing is; this wont even be a massive new media frenzy like the zimmerman case unless blacks died... then there will be a outrage.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laughing at you!

      That's because blacks fight for injustice and well let's say just others go see psychologist or heck just throw it in the closest with the rest of the skeletons...

      April 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • collin

      Because you were all slaved a few hundred of years ago? do you really know you sold y'all to everyone? The BLACKS were the traders! Read about the slavery before thinking we are racist.

      April 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Shannon

    What, no one has blamed Obama yet??

    April 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • collin

      DANGIT Shannon! They will just blame BUSH

      April 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Susan

    NRA, are u happy now?
    Guys please stop using the lame argument that guns don't kill, people do.

    It is becoming way out of control. Why is that in other developed countries, even after strict gun laws there are less murders. The lies in the question itself.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • clearfog

      Guns don't kill people, bullets do.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hanzster

      susan,
      Your ignorance is showing!

      April 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. michaeldw

    i blaym boosh, he's frum texis and thay like gunz ofer thare.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
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