Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ask a Korean! News: Shooting in Oakland

First Cho Seung-Hui, now this? Yesterday, Korean American Goh Won-Il shot up his former school at Oikos University in Oakland, California, killing seven and injuring three. Goh was captured alive after fleeing the scene.

Oikos hardly deserves the name "university," as it is a barely accredited school that was located in a nondescript office park near the Oakland Airport. The school is known to be run by Korean Americans, and only has a few hundred students. The Korean would hazard a guess that it is mostly an I-20/diploma mill.

Goh apparently has a troubled personal history, as his mother and his older brother (who was a sergeant in the U.S. army) passed away last year. His precise motive for shooting, however, is as yet unknown.

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  1. You forgot the mass shooting in Atlanta in February:


    1. Nah, that was a murder with premeditated targets, not a spree killing.


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