A more in-depth Chronicle article about this news has been posted here.
[Updated: 6:34 p.m. with more information.]
A gunman opened fire this morning in a classroom at Oikos University, a small Christian institution in Oakland, Calif., killing seven people and wounding three others, the Associated Press reported. The police said a suspect, an Asian man in his 40s, had been arrested at a nearby shopping center. KTVU-TV reported that the gunman was a student, but the police did not confirm it, nor did they suggest a motive.
The university offers courses in music, nursing, theology, and Asian medicine, according to its Web site. Its accountant told the AP that it serves fewer than 100 Korean-American students, with classes in both Korean and English in a single building. Pastor Jong Kim, the university’s founder, told the Oakland Tribune he had heard about 30 gunshots.
One victim told the San Francisco Chronicle that the shooter was a man in her nursing class who “looked crazy all the time.” At this morning’s class, she said, he suddenly stood up, shot one person in the chest, and then sprayed the room with bullets.