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Gunman Kills 7, Wounds 3 at California Religious School


An Oakland police officer approaches the entrance to Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 2, 2012.

An Oakland police officer approaches the entrance to Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 2, 2012.

Police in Oakland, California say a former student allegedly killed seven people and wounded three others at a Korean-American Christian college Monday.

Police captured the suspect at a supermarket in the nearby city of Alameda shortly after the shooting.

Witnesses say the suspect shot one of his victims at a reception desk at Oikos University before spraying bullets inside classrooms.

One of those wounded says the suspect shot one person directly in the chest before opening fire on the rest of the classroom.

Police describe the alleged gunman as an Asian male.

Oikos University founder, Pastor Jong Kim, tells the Oakland Tribune newspaper that the shooter is a former nursing student. Kim said he did not know whether the suspect was expelled from the school or dropped out.

The gunman's motive is also unknown.

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