Friday, April 6, 2012
Cold Blooded Shooting in Oakland at Oikos University
On Monday April 2, 2012, 43 year old One Goh a Korean national who became a U.S. citizen went on a shooting rampage Oikos University in Oakland California killing 7 and wounding 3 people. One Goh fled the scene taking one of the victim’s car, went to a Safeway store in Alameda California where he surrendered to Alameda police. One Goh’s reason for this shooting is that he was upset that he was expelled from the school and he felt disrespected by some people at the school. The victims were a diverse group of people who left their home country to have a better life in the United States. They were from Korea, Nigeria, Nepal and the Philippines.
One Goh is a deeply disturbed man with mental health issues. One Goh was known to brag about beating up someone who tried to mug him and picking fights with people in parks when he got bored. Oikos University is supposed to be teaching people there about the healthcare industry. Oikos University accreditation is in question, because 45% of the students past their test it should be 65% or higher it’s the industry standard.
This senseless shooting would not have happened if we had some stricter gun control laws in the United States, like doing a mental evaluation on someone purchasing a firearm to see if their a danger to themselves or others. This senseless violence by shooting is getting out of hand. You’re always hearing about some innocent person getting shot down by someone, who later we find out has had mental issues all along.
You never know if you are going to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. For instance, I work for Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service in Gilroy California as a dispatcher. We have a client in Oakland that we pick up and deliver to right around the corner from where this shooting took place. Thank God I did not have to send my drivers into harm’s way on that area that particular morning, and thank God our client is safe as well. My prayers go out to all the victims and their families and friends.