A tragic incident has just been reported out of East Oakland, Alameda County. The San Francisco Chronicle, CBS News, ABC News and other news sources are reporting a shooting that took place today at Oikos University in East Oakland. The school is located on Edgewater Drive in Oakland, California and according to its website it has academic programs in the areas of religious studies, music, and vocational nursing. Oikos University is approved and regulated by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
News reports indicate that there are at least five confirmed fatalities however that number may grow. According to a report by CBS News, the police may have a possible suspect in custody however the report indicated that this cannot yet be confirmed.
The motives behind the shooting are not yet known. The suspect has been described as an Asian male about forty years old. It is not yet known whether the suspect has a prior criminal history or a history of mental health. As the investigation continues more facts will be released.