By Debbie Emery – Radar Reporter
A suspected gunman has been detained in northern California after opening fire on a religious school in a shooting rampage that has killed as many as five people and left several more severely injured.
The shooter opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, Calif. shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, reported KGO-TV.
Police described the suspect as a heavy-set 5’9” Asian male in his mid 40s, he was taken into custody near the Southshore Shopping Center in eastern Alameda after fleeing from the scene and sparking a man hunt of the local area.
The coroner confirmed that at least two people are dead and AP sources say the death toll could be as high as five.
According to the school’s website, Oikos is a Christian school that offers courses of study in Asian medicine, theology, music and nursing.