- (Photo: Reuters/Alameda County Sheriff's Office)
One Goh, the man who allegedly killed seven people at the Oikos University Christian college in Oakland, Calif., on April 3, has said that he is "deeply sorry" for his actions, but realizes his remorse cannot bring back the victims.
Goh, who was born in South Korea, has been charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder after opening fire in what some reports say might have been a financial dispute with the small Christian medical school. After he was unable to find an administrator he had been having issues with, the gunman, a previous student at the college who was studying to become a nurse, allegedly opened fire in classrooms with a .45 caliber pistol., shouting "I'm going to kill you all." In addition to the seven students killed, three others were injured.
"Families are so angry with me," Goh told a CBS reporter at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday. "(But) if I tell them sorry, it doesn't bring anybody back." The alleged killer apparently kept his head down during the interview and at one point began crying.
Questions still surround the exact motives that led to the violent mass shooting, and other reports say that Goh might have been bullied while he was a student at the college, leading to a lot of pent-up anger that exploded on the day of the incident.
The 43-year-old Korean-American apparently told police officers that he had felt disrespected and was teased about his poor English skills at the school.
Goh, who is awaiting trial, could not provide an account of the incident to the CBS reporter whom he agreed to speak with in the jailhouse interview, saying he was instructed by his lawyer not to say anything.