LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The suspect in a shooting rampage at a Oikos University told authorities he was targeting administrators and students at the Oakland college for teasing him and treating him disrespectfully. The suspect, 43-year-old One L. Goh, opened fire in the middle of a classroom at his former school, leaving seven people dead in one of California’s worst mass killings.
Goh told investigators he targeted one female administrator in particular at the small religious college, the Oakland Tribune reported. Other students at the school “were not treating him respectfully,” Police Chief Howard Jordan told the newspaper.
Goh told police he wanted to go back to the school and inflict pain, the newspaper reported.
Goh was reportedly expelled from the school in November. Police said he was a former nursing student. Jordan did not identify the administrator, but said she was not among the injured.
Investigators do not believe that any of the victims were the students who teased him.
Paul Singh, whose sister was one of three wounded, told Reuters that the shooter instructed students: “Get in line and I’m going to kill you all.”
Tashi Wangchuk said his wife, a nursing student, locked the door to her classroom and turned off the lights after hearing the gunfire. The gunman, he told the Associated Press, “banged on the door several times and started shooting outside,” breaking the glass on the door before moving on. There were about 35 students inside the college at the time.