Oakland University Shooting: One Goh Was ‘Troubled,’ ‘Angry,’ Said Those Who Knew Him
Saddled with debt, a failed marriage and a crumbling business, One L. Goh left Virginia and headed west in 2009 to start over.
It got much worse in the Golden State.
The brother of a heavily decorated Iraq War veteran lost a job as a Korean food deliveryman in San Mateo due to a hot temper. Another job at a peninsula Korean supermarket failed to pan out. His Army hero brother died in a tragic car accident shortly before his mother passed away in his home country of South Korea.
The naturalized U.S. citizen’s life seemed to take a turn for the better last year when he enrolled at a tiny Christian vocational nursing school in Oakland, but that too went sour when he dropped out for unspecified reasons after a fight with administrators over tuition.
One, 43, reached his limit and bought a gun in February.
On Monday, the former student walked into Oikos University’s single-building campus across Interstate 580 from the Oakland Coliseum and began shooting students he said teased him about his age and poor English. He killed a secretary, six former classmates, and injured three others in the worst mass shooting in California in two decades.