Indo-American Woman Injured, South Asian Man Among 7 Killed In Another Gun-Crazy-US College Shooting


WASHINGTON – A 38-year-old Sikkimese was among the seven killed by a disgruntled college student who carried out an execution type killing spree in a religious college in California that also left an Indian-American girl injured.

Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco, was killed when the gunman stole his car outside the school yesterday morning.

Bhutia was born in Sikkim and lived alone in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood and worked nights cleaning terminals in city’s airport, Oakland Tribune reported.

He was also studying nursing at Oikos, a tiny Christian college and also worked in restaurants.

The Indian-American who was injured was Dawinder Kaur, who was shot in her right arm near elbow.

She is nursing her injuries at a local hospital in Oakland, where the shooting incident happened yesterday, sending shock waves across the country.

The alleged suspect has been arrested by the Oakland Police, which local media outlets identified as 43-year-old One Goh, an American of Korean origin.

Several of the victims were students of the Oikos University, a small religious college in the Southern Californian city.

According to the daily, Dawinder told her family members that the alleged gunman, who had been absent from his class for past several months, suddenly appeared yesterday and ordered all the students to line up against a wall.

“He showed his gun and then the students started running,” Dawinder told relatives.

Pastor Jong Kim, who founded the school about 10 years ago, told the Oakland Tribune that the shooter was a former nursing student, though he was unsure whether the man had been expelled or dropped.

Oikos University is a Christian university that focuses on nursing.

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