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(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The man accused of one of the deadliest school shootings in California history was charged with seven counts of murder Wednesday and three counts of attempted murder.

One L. Goh, a former student at Oikos University in Oakland who allegedly shot up a classroom because he was angry at the administration and classmates, could also face the death penalty due to a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders.

Court documents reveal that the 43-year-old suspect admitted to bringing a .45 caliber handgun to Oikos last Monday and shooting several people before he fled and surrendered peacefully at a nearby supermarket.

Conversations with people who knew Goh in the past describe him as someone who had both money issues and problems relating to people.

A nursing instructor at the Christian university said that Goh felt that his classmates disrespected him because of his age.  Meanwhile, the nursing program director who says she was Goh’s original target believes he was angered by the fact that he couldn’t receive a full tuition refund after dropping out of the program last fall.

Meanwhile, the school expelled Goh last January without mentioning the reasons why.

On Tuesday night, friends and family members of the victims along with community members gathered for a candlelight vigil to mourn the dead.

Those killed were: Katleen Ping, 24, of Oakland; Lydia Sim, 21, of Hayward; Bhutia Tshering, 38, of San Francisco; Sonam Choedon, 33, of El Cerrito; Judith Seymore, 53, of San Jose; Kim Eunhea, 23, of Union City; and Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro.

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