At around 10:32 a.m. on the morning of April, 2, 2012 One L. Goh, a former nursing student, walked into Oikos University in Oakland, California and murdered seven people; six women and one man.  The dead were six student and one employee, with three other individuals injured.  After leaving Oikos, he killed another student in the parking lot. He drove this student's car to Alameda where he surrendered to the police.

The names of the murdered victims are as follows:

  1. Kathleen Ping, 24, was the secretary / receptionist at the front desk.  Katleen had a 4-year-old son, Kayzzer.
  2. Lydia Sim, 21, was a nursing student who worked as a babysitter at Hayward Baptist Church.  Her ultimate goal was to become a pediatrician.
  3. Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, attended nursing classes while working nights as a janitor at SF International airport.  Bhutia was described as a gentle Buddhist from Sikkim.
  4. Sonam Choedon (or Chodon), 33, was a Tibetan immigrant from India taking nursing classes.  She had previously worked in education administration for Tibet's exiled government.
  5. Judith Seymore (or Seymour), 53, of Guyana, had two grown children, Camelia and Bryan. 
  6. Grace Eunhae Kim, 23, was a nursing student who worked at BJ's Restuarant and Brewery in Newark. 
  7. Doris Chibuko, 40, was a Nigerian attorney who was entering a new career as a nurse, and was class president at Oikos University.  Doris worked as a mental health worker at Villa Fairmont Mental Health Rehabilitation Center.  Doris and her husband Efanye Chibuko had three young daughters, Chioma, age 8, Ify, age 5; and 3 year old Chemelie, as well as her 14-year-old step-daughter Ngozi Chibuko. 6

Injured during the rampage were:

  1. Dawinder Kaur, 19
  2. Grace Kirika, 43
  3. Ahmad Javid Sayeed, 36

Doris Chibuko 1  Grace Eunhae Kim 2  Sonam Choedon 3  Lydia Sim and her brother, Daniel Sim 7Judith Seymour (Seymore) with her two children Camelia and Bryan 4  Kathleen Ping, with her son, Kayzzer 5 Tshering Rinzing Bhutia 8 

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Pieces reflecting on the tragedy later