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. brown

    It is not the gun that kills, it is the person behind the gun. Let's wait for the facts to come out.

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

      guns don't kill people, associations that enable people to have guns do

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

      Yeah, lets defend the guns! No, guns do not kill people, but sure as hell they make killings or injuries higher!!!!

      April 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      Yes, but the person behind the gun couldn't kill with a gun if he didn't have a gun. Don't you get the connection?

      April 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Not All Docs Play Golf

    NRA = National Rampagers Association

    April 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. erin andrews perky breasts

    GOP.

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

    Don't forget that the 2nd Amendment means that the right to bear arms is more important than the right to go about your business free from the risk of being shot by someone exercising that 2nd amendment right.

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

      So so true! It is a waste of time trying to explain these gun-freaks that guns are dangerous! I have no problem when these idiots kill themselves, but when so many innocents get killed because of them, then is getting ridiculous!

      April 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Susan

    collin, you are an idiot.
    Yes, there will be an outrage if the killer is released without being charged.

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

      He is not going to be charges... your an idiot for judging without knowing the facts... Black Panthers are the racists these days... so the mod who wanted to kill the guy who went to the fake house are the good guys? open your eyes lady.

      April 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • collin

      Charged* Rally of People who went to the house*

      April 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bob

    It was a "white" Asian guy.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim Brody

    The gunman was probably just standing his ground. Let's not over-react.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ferari lover

    It was a chinese guy.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Navy8950

    Again, it's NOT the damn gun! Get over it tree hugger and grow a pair...

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

      Yeah, the tree huggers need to grow a pair, but the gun-freaks need to grow a BRAIN!!!!

      April 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Super NRA

    We need to arm everybody!

    April 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ben

    guarentee if it was a black man doing the shooting and some black people were killed that you wont see the rioting/protesting your seeing like they are doing for the kid shot in florida. Either way people will turn this into a race thing and blame it on us white folk.

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

      90% of all hate crimes in the US are black on white. Whites make up 72% of the US populations, Blacks make up 13% of the US population, there are 28.4/100,000 African-American males that commited hommicide in 2009, more than quadruple the rate of 6.3/100,000 White males. I think the facts show what I'm getting at, control the gun's of the criminals, not everyone. If one of the people killed in Oakland had a gun to protect himself, not saying everyone should carry because some people are not mentally capable, probability of the amount of deaths would have been lower

      The highest rate was 28.4/100,000 for African-American males, more than quadruple the rate of 6.3/100,000 for white males. (CDC, 2009)

      April 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cope

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

    This isn't new, there are white hispanics and black hispanics – it is ethnicity vs race and has been used by the Federal government for years, trust that CNN didn't think this up all by themselves...

    April 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Johan S

    The killer got out his SUV and followed his victims .. when he felt they were going to throw skittles at him he shot them in self defense.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JR

    West Oakland aint no gun free zone.

    Saw some reporting on a *cough* another station * and they're saying that they have a suspect in custody.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dennis

    I'm a responsible Gun Owner and I believe that stricter gun laws are only hurting the ones most who are responsible gun owners. All these who do bad things typically get the gun over a friend or a parent did not lock up their guns correctly. I hate to see stories like that, don't get me wrong. But to put stricter laws out and so on will not be much effective. I would say that an each school requires a security staff. Not only because of incidents like this one, more of terrorist who would go to a school and do harms like that one. The last story in french is the same,.. their gun laws are very strict but it made no difference ..... so security needs to be beefed up.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
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