Update: 11 a.m. TuesdayNew insights into motive of alleged killer, according to San Francisco Chronicle
While officials have yet to release identities of the seven people killed in a in Oakland Monday, two are believed to be Fremont residents.
Close friends have told Newark Patch that Grace Eunhae Kim and Lydia Sim were the two victims from the Tri-City area. Oakland police said Monday night that they will not be releasing the victims' identities at this time.
Kim was also an employee at in Newark. A manager at the restaurant on Mowry Avenue had no comment Monday night.
Also slain was 33-year-old , according to the Tibetan Association of Northern California.
All told, six of the people killed were women; one was a San Francisco man, shot to death when the suspect stole his car outside of the school, according to news reports. Six were students, and one was a secretary.
After an extensive manhunt, in connection to the shooting that occurred at Oikos University, a private religious school at 7850 Edgewater Drive in Oakland.
Goh, believed to be an Oakland resident and a Korean national, is suspected in the shooting of 10 adults at the university, police Chief Howard Jordan said at a news conference at police headquarters Monday.
Condolences for Kim — whose Facebook profile indicates she is 23 and a graduate of in Pleasanton — have spread throughout the web.
“I love you lil Eun Hae. May the wings of ALL the angels drape over you,” wrote a friend on Kim’s Facebook wall.
On Twitter, others wrote:
Just got a call. Rest in peace @KlMEUNHAE. You’re with the angels now.”
Unreal. RIP Grace @KlMEUNHAE. Thoughts and prayers to the fam and friends of all the victims of such senseless killing.
I was always so inspired by your dedication and spunk. I will miss you Grace face! And I love you @KlMEUNHAE
Friends have said that Fremont resident Lydia Sim was also a victim from the fatal shooting.
Another Twitter user wrote, “RIP Lydia Sim.... I love you big sister... Say hi to God for me…”
KTVU 2 reported that Sim's father also acknowledged his daughter was a victim of the shooting and that he would miss her.
Police said they first responded to the private Christian vocational university around 10:33 a.m.
Five shooting victims were pronounced dead at the scene while another two victims died at a hospital, according to police.
Three other victims who were injured in the shooting were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive, Jordan said.
Police believe Goh used a handgun, and a weapon was recovered at the scene, he said. According to news reports the gun may have been purchased in Castro Valley.
About 35 people were in or near the building when the shooting occurred, and officers evacuated 13 people from the facility, Jordan said.
— Bay City News Service contributed to this report.