Oikos University Holds Memorial for Victims

School set up memorial fund Tuesday.

Oikos University held a memorial service for the victims of last week’s shooting spree. 

The 10 a.m. memorial was held on the university campus at the main entrance. 

Every seat was filled as the service began under rainy skies.

The first speaker was Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

"This tragedy is something that we are feeling very deeply," Quan said. "I want you to know that the city of Oakland and the people of Oakland  have expressed a lot of support for you."

 Quan said, "I know that your pain and hurt will continue, but you  should know that you can reach out to the city for services such as  counseling."

She called the university, which served many international  students, "a place where many immigrants are seeking their dreams."

The school is also trying to raise money for funeral costs for the family.   If you’d like to donate details can be found at the university’s website oikosuniversity.gov.

The victims are Tshering Bhutia, Sonam Choedon, Doris Chibuko, Grace Eunea Kim, Katleen Ping Judith Seymour, and Lydia Sim. They died in the shooting spree on campus last Monday. 

The accused gunman, One Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. He could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole if he is convicted. 

Goh is due back in court on April 30th and he is yet to enter a plea.

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