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Several wounded at Oakland religious college; gunman at large

April 2, 2012 | 11:52 am

Several wounded at Oakland religious college; gunman at large

Several people were reportedly wounded during a shooting at a religious college in Oakland on Monday.

An Oakland Police Department watch commander said he could not immediately confirm details.

The shooting reportedly occurred at Oikos University, and a gunman was still at large. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, at least five ambulances were called and SWAT teams were taking position. It's unclear if anyone of the victims were fatally shot.

According to its website, Oikos is a Christian university that "was established specifically to serve the community of Northern California in general and San Francisco and Oakland areas in particular. Oikos University was launched to provide highest standard education with Christian value and inspiration."

"Oikos University has a very specific goal and mission to offer education programs in the area of religious studies, music, and vocational nursing in that we motivate, educate and equip students in such a way that they will be able to live enriched life by fulfilling their goals in life and serve the community with their learned professions and skills," the website said.


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Photo: Oakland SWAT team members walk pass an unknown number of bodies covered in the street median in front of Oikos University. Credit: Peter DaSilva / EPA