Several people were shot at Oikos University, a Christian school, this morning at around 10:40 a.m. According to reports, authorities received frantic calls about "people running out of the building and screaming." Police and SWAT team members are on the scene, and paramedics were seen taking people out on stretchers.
Police, it seems, are now on the hunt for a gunman described "as a Korean man in his 40s, with a heavy build and wearing khaki clothing," reports the Chronicle.
The school is located at 7850 Edgewater Road.
According to the school's website, "At Oikos University, students are given the opportunity to obtain a Christian education that is based on solid Christian doctrine and ideology. Our main goal is to foster spiritual Christian leaders who abide by God’s intentions and to expand God’s nation through them."
We'll update as soon as we know more.
Update I: Two people have been transported to the hospital and that the shootings have been fatal. The gunman is still at large. An estimated six people have been shot, with one dead, according to KTVU.
Update II: We're hearing that at least five people are dead.
Update III: As of about 12:20 p.m. an Oakland PD spokesperson confirmed that one suspect is currently in custody. OPD has yet to confirm whether that suspect matches the earlier description or what his relationship to the school was. KTVU is reporting that he was apprehended in the parking lot of a Ross store in Alameda.
Update IV: A total of 6 people have been confirmed dead.
Update V: CBS 5 reports that 10 people were shot and 7 died.