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Memorial services held after campus shooting

Memorial services held at a Baptist church and a Tibetan center for victims of campus shooting

OAKLAND, Calif. | April 4, 2012


"this is a tragedy, but we all must unite"

— Tenzin Tsedup Wangdu


Memorial services were held Tuesday at a Baptist church in Oakland, Calif., and a Tibetan center in nearby Richmond for the victims of a campus shooting.

Both services were attended by people of many faiths, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Tenzin Tsedup Wangdu, president of the Tibetan Association of Northern California, was at both.

"This is a tragedy, but we all must unite as a community and teach compassion for all human beings," he said.

One Goh, a former student in a nursing program at Oikos University, a small Christian school in Oakland, allegedly killed seven people Monday.

Oikos Vice President Woo Nam Soo said the university, run by a Korean Christian church, has a mission of helping immigrants in the Bay Area. The school originally had only a ministry program.

Goh, 43, had enrolled in the nursing program in an effort to get his life back on track, the Oakland Tribune reported. He was recently divorced and deep in debt to the Internal Revenue Service, landlords and credit card companies.

But he was expelled last year and was apparently angry the $6,000 he had paid in tuition was not refunded.

At least one former boss said Goh had problems with his temper. The owner of an Asian food warehouse told the Tribune he fired Goh from a delivery job because he had arguments with the customers, the Tribune reported.

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