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Calif. School Shooter Calmly Sprayed Classroom with Bullets

April 03, 2012  | 

Harboring a murderous grudge against students and administrators he believed disrespected him, 43-year-old One L. Gon was "chaotic, calculated, and determined" to kill, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday.

Gon used a .45-caliber handgun to execute six students and a receptionist on Monday, when he opened fire at Oikos University, a small religious college near Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, reports the Silicon Valley Mercury News. Three other students were wounded.

On Monday morning, Gon entered the school and apparently took a receptionist hostage. He then entered a classroom, where he shot the receptionist and began calmly spraying the room with bullets, reports the Los Angeles Times. He then continued to other areas of the university where he continued shooting. There were about 35 students on campus at the time.

At 10:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported a woman bleeding outside the campus.

Gon stole the car of one of his victims after the rampage and fled the scene before police responded to the campus. He later called his father from a Safeway parking lot to surrender to authorities.

Administrators had asked Gon to leave the school several months ago due to behavioral problems.

Related:

Gunman Kills 7, Wounds 3 at Calif. College

Tags: Campus Safety, Active Shooters, First Responders


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Sheep Dog @ 4/4/2012 1:06 AM

What do you see when you walk on far too many school campuses? "This is a Gun-Free Zone!" All that means is that it's open season on "Sheeple" for the predators. If just one of those people who were killed had a gun, it might have changed the whole situation, but we'll never know. If The Establishment won't allow people to go armed for self-protection on school campuses, then we'll have to have "Campus Marshals" like Air Marshals for protection, but like Air Marshals, they can't be everywhere and it takes only minutes to kill a bunch of defenseless folks.

Marky Mark @ 4/4/2012 6:20 AM

I agree Sheep Dog, the powers to be have an agenda and that agenda does not include the protection of our children, nor the school's teachers.

We have something called the 2nd Amendment, that should be everyone's permit to carry if you're not a criminal.

Who has the upper hand to defend themselves and a nightmare for the bad guy, a restaurant filled with police, a state that allows concealed carry, or any school in America, we all know that answer?

M.Conner @ 4/4/2012 7:14 AM

A "Gun Free Zone" allows criminals to know that they will have little to no resistance. I do not recognize a "Gun Free Zone" and CC at all times. What you don't know won't hurt you. I am willing to face the music if ever in a situation like this shooting. But at least I will have a chance to be alive and defend myself and others.

Leonard J. Mather @ 4/4/2012 8:12 AM

I had a career teaching. First at Howard U and then at the Northern Virginia Community College. I had a carry permit, and prior to final exam period and for one month afterward, I carried. It was against regulations; I knew it. However, I believe in semper paratus; my colleagues--mostly liberals believed in nunqua paratus. If anyone were to show up shooting, they would be met with a surprise. I was ready to face fighting my dismissal with court action getting me reinstated if ever the event occurred. Fortunately it did not. Virginia is a conservative state. Unfortunatley, its colleges are loaded with the usual wimp, wussie liberal professors who use the illogic of blaming the gun and/or gun manufacturers.

martyb @ 4/4/2012 3:47 PM

This is a horrible event and I mourn with the families of those at the school which were killed and wish a speedy and full recovery for those wounded.

I also place a part of the blame on this incident happening in the first place on the staff at the school that expelled the suspect. They should have notified the authorities of his erratic and threatening behavior. They should have protected their staff and students by getting a restraining order preventing this nut case from being anywhere close to the school.

The second finger of blame goes to those that have embraced political correctness which coddles those that would or do actual harm to others because "They have feelings too".

The feckless City of Oakland and the entire Bay Area have setablished themselves as the "cradle" of this trash.

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