April 3rd, 2012
07:46 AM ET

Police: Calif. campus shooter’s shot fellow students execution-style

Disturbing new details were revealed this morning in the shooting rampage at Oikos University yesterday in Oakland, Calif.

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan explains the investigation to Ashleigh Banfield on CNN'S "Early Start" this morning, saying the shooter has been talking with police overnight and has provided more information on what happened.

The suspect, 43-year-old One Goh, opened fire at the small religious college allegedly because he was upset at the school for dismissing him.

Jordan explains the shooter walked into the school's single-story building on Monday, took a receptionist hostage and went looking for a particular female administrator. Goh wanted to exact revenge on a particular female administrator and inflict harm on the school. The victims were random, and they were unable to resist him because it all happened so quickly.Jordan declined to say the name of the administrator, or if she was on site when the shooting occurred.

Jordan said Goh lined up all his victims in a classroom and began shooting them one by one, then left for a short period of time, came back went through other parts of the school just shooting.

"He casually walked out and left in one of the victim's vehicles," Jordan added.

He also explained that there was a point where Goh had a chance to reload and fire multiple rounds.

"He came back into the classroom after he left, went to another location, and began shooting again because he realized that there were other students hiding in the adjacent classroom," Jordan explains. "He began shooting into that classroom again. Then left out the back, not through the same entrance that he came in."

He added that though they have not located the weapon, they have enough ballistics evidence to determine it was a semi-automatic handgun.

Charges are expected to be filed Wednesday. See the full interview below.

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  1. ron

    Thoughts n prayers are with you today families and victims.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    This is just horrific.

    My condolences to the family and friends of all who were involved in this tragic event.
    May your wounds and hearts heal.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    this sort of thing is just getting way too common. the schools simply have to do something. maybe doors that have built in metal detectors that trigger a loud alarm, contact security, and lock all interior doors automatically.

    i realize there's no way to totally prevent something like this. but if half a dozen lives are saved, it's better than none..

    April 3, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Phil Spectre

    It isn't in preventing it from happening. It's in living your life in a way that you're not going to worry if it happens or not. That's the point we're at.

    April 3, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    @ Phil Spectre
    troubling but true.
    Horrific & disturbing. Execution style killings. What the families of the victims must be going thru, we can't even dare to imagine. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    What is happening to our social fabric?
    Is the insanity of the past decade permeating our decisions on where this country should be headed, filtering down into our social thought process?
    Driven by paranoia and getting phobic looking for enemies elsewhere we are neglecting our house.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Portland tony

    In an open society such as we have in America, with over 400M people, there are bound to be a significant few who for any number of reasons go off the "deep" end and commit unspeakable crimes against the rest of us. There is nothin__g to prevent those who are driven to acts of evil from succeeding most of the time. The police or armed citizens can only react after the atrocities have been done.

    April 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kim

    Sad you go to these schools to learn and instead they allow crazy people on the campus to shoot other people children something has to change. College is to futher you learning not a social event turned into a killing ground.

    April 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hecep

    Shoots a bunch of innocent people minding their own business. Obviously, the shooter suffers from PTSD and repeated deployments. There can be no other explanation. Can there?

    April 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @hecep: maybe they were all wearing hoodies..

      April 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MotoJB

    Just another day in paradise...Oakland Rocks! Not.

    April 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |