Before he became a suspect in the country’s “biggest mass school shooting since Virginia Tech,” One L. Goh, bragged about being capable of violence, reports ABC/AP. The the 43-year-old was a former student at Oikos University.
One of Goh’s previous instructors, Romie Delarima, said Goh picked “fights with people on the street and carried a gun with him for protection.”
According to Delarima, Goh particularly had problems with women. He couldn’t "deal with women,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Six of the seven victims were female.
However, the Chronicle also reports that Goh’s primary target, a female administrator he felt had done him wrong, wasn’t there. This didn’t stop him from opening fire with a semiautomatic pistol.
Goh ordered “students to line up in a row against a chalkboard,” the Chronicle reports, and they were “shot as they begged for their lives, and before they could finish lining up.”
Instructor Romie Delarima, said Goh was mentally unstable, paranoid, and “sometimes spoke of violence.”
Before the shootings, Goh was a mess, according to the Huffington Post. He grieving the death of his brother, hounded by creditors and felt disrespected when teased for his poor English in a college made up of predominately Korean immigrants.
Goh had no criminal record.
Should he have been allowed to carry a concealed semiautomatic weapon?