Bay Area painfully remembers Oikos shooting


Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Oikos University on April 2, 2012 that took the lives of seven people.

One year ago today, for reasons we may never know, an armed gunman opened fire at Oikos University in Oakland shooting 10 people, leaving seven dead.

Hours later police arrested One L. Goh, a former student at the school. While police claim Goh confessed to the shooting, he entered a not guilty plea when he was arraigned in court on April 30, 2012.

Investigators claim 44-year-old Goh had planned the shooting after becoming upset with the university over a tuition dispute.

It was later determined that Goh suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was unfit to stand trial. A judge ordered him to be treated at Napa State Hospital in hopes of restoring his mental competency so he can stand trial, according to CBS Local.

As the courts attempt to bring justice to the victims and their families, we’re left here to pick up the pieces and ask ourselves how this could have happened. How could a quiet, relatively unknown private Korean Christian university become the center of such a horrific act?

Several events are taking place around the Bay Area to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting which took the lives of Tshering Bhutia, Sonam Choedon, Doris Chibuko, Grace Euhea Kim, Katleen Ping, Judith O. Seymour and Lydia H. Sim.

On April 6, a 45-member chorale will perform Mozart’s Requiem at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakland. Another memorial concert will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Capital Korean Presbyterian Church in El Dorado Hills in Sacramento.

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