Gunman Kills Five on Oakland Campus

April 2, 2012 Updated: April 6, 2012

A gunman shot five people dead on Monday at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, Calif., according to local media reports.

Police told the local ABC-7 station that an Asian man with a heavy build wearing tan or khaki clothing began shooting at 10:33 a.m.

A spokesperson with the Oakland Police told KTVU that the department apprehended the suspect. “We do believe we have detained an individual responsible for the shooting at the college,” Johnna Watson said.

The police deployed SWAT agents to comb the campus and areas nearby to find other victims and to see if there were other possible suspects.

Pastor Jong Kim, the founder of the school, said the shooter may have been a previously enrolled nursing student, reported The Oakland Tribune.

Kim said he heard approximately 30 gunshots, while I “stayed in my office,” the Tribune reported.