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. ann west

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    The Virginia Tech Murders were perpetrated by an Asian Guy so was this tragedy . Yet white people consider them " Great Citizens " Asian guys murder massive numbers of people at schools and businesses , yet no one blinks an eye.
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    April 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • GauisCaesar

      i think you are confusing a few incidents as an epidemic. Clearly, more people are killed by blacks, whites, hispanics, than asians every year. That is a fact.

      April 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralf The Dog

      I don't care about the skin color. Most murders are committed by sick freaks. They come in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities.

      April 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. clearfog

    This was a religious school. The shooting arose out of an argument about whether Adam had a navel. If he were born, he would have had a navel. If he were made from clay, he would not have needed a navel. But god might have given him a navel so that he would look like others born after him. It is all very complicated and important.

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

    Guns don't kill. These are lovable toys to be always toted around on your person. Adults, half wits, criminals, crazies, grudge bearers, kids all should & do carry

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

    For you anti-gun people, there are a lot more gun owners in the US than you think. Your opinion may not represent what most people feel so don't act like it is.

    Second, the vast majority of the tens of millions of gun owners are law abiding citizens that just shoot paper or clay targets as a hobby. So lumping a criminal with them is really not that different from saying that since the perp was Asian/Black/Latino/Jewish/Muslim/whatever that all people of that type are criminals.

    It is still stereotyping so you are not nearly as enlightened as you think you are.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralf The Dog

      There is a difference between a target shooter and someone who wants to keep his gun on 24/7 365. "Water proof guns, so you can be safe in the shower!"

      April 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. socaltom

    Also making headlines today:

    While these innocent children were being slaughtered........ The doors to Oaksterdam University in downtown Oakland were cordoned off by yellow tape and blocked by U.S. marshals. Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration carted trash bags of unknown materials out of the school to a waiting van.Arlette Lee, an IRS spokeswoman, told reporters that agents were serving a federal search warrant but said she could not otherwise comment on the purpose of the raid.

    Probably should have been fighting real crime instead of this gross misappropriation of our tax dollars. US Marshalls service, DEA, and IRS. Wow.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Guns don't kill people, people kill people

    Once again both ends of the spectrum want to blame a tool (a gun sitting on a table will always just sit there, it's the human who puts it into action) instead of the individual – those of you blaming the gun are the problem, your failure to take ownership of your own responsibility & actions are why your liberties will be completely erased long after guns have been abolished – sooner rather than later they will take something away YOU care about & I'm sure then too – you will relocate the blame.

    I am saying a prayer for the victims & their families.

    April 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Amonie

    5 Kills... Damn, this guy needs to step up. Did TJ Lane lower the bar with his moronic peashooter? If they want to do a good shooting, they gotta get a glock or a beretta. Avoid revolvers and shotguns due to the impractical reload times. Automatics are a must-have.

    April 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cykill45

    hope he (it's always a guy) get his ass beat in jail...

    April 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amonie

      Yeah, mostly because mediocre performance deserves a punishment. What happened to the good old days of "As many as I can before I run out of ammo?"

      April 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ovid goode

    Why hasn't this story been on cnn tv yet? I'm not a big fox news fan but they've been airing the story on fox news tv for 30 minutes but still no mention o cnn tv. As a journalist with 30 years experience I've never seen a station scooped this bad.

    April 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • GauisCaesar

      They need just a bit of time to reframe the story to go with one of their projects. Hold tight.

      April 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tp1776

    give me an N (BANG!)...give me an R (BANG!)...give me an A (BANG!)...gee it's, like, deathly quiet...

    April 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    I think we have to take the stigma from people who are mentally insane and help treat them. Whe have to stop turning a blind eye to parents who have impaired children. Alot of the time the parents did not know what to do. Their own resources are limited and when these children become adults the parents are even more at a loss.

    April 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DoubleW

    Well said Scottish Mama!

    April 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Portland tony

    American society has a cure for mentally ill people. We let them progress until they become criminally insane and then throw them in prison. The old "Out of sight, out of mind" philosophy.

    April 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Here's some more information about this tragic event from CNN.

    April 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Athena

    So California, how are those strict gun control laws working out for you? Oh wait...

    April 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
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