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Different school administrator targeted in Oikos University shooting, police chief says

Booking mug of One L. Goh

Booking mug of One L. Goh
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(CBS/AP) OAKLAND, Calif. - Oakland's police chief now says a different female administrator was the intended target of One Goh, who allegedly killed seven in a shooting at Oikos University on Monday.

Police Chief Howard Jordan initially said that Ellen Cervellon, director at the nursing program at Oikos University, was an apparent target of her former student before he opened fire on students in classrooms.

However, Jordan said late Wednesday that another unidentified female administrator was the target. He declined to reveal what led to that conclusion or who the alleged target was, saying she fears for her safety.

According to the Los Angeles Times, 43-year-old Goh has admitted to police that he took a .45-caliber handgun and four fully loaded magazines of ammunition to the campus, kidnapped one woman and shot several people before fleeing in a victim's car, court documents released Wednesday say.

Goh confessed during a police interview, the statement said, and he "was positively identified by at least three witnesses and surviving victims as the person who entered the school ... and started shooting."

Goh was charged Wednesday with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, plus a special circumstance allegation of committing multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said her office is considering whether to seek the death penalty.

"On Monday, April 2, One Goh committed crimes of such enormity and brutality that our community, our country and citizens around the world are left reeling," O'Malley told reporters shortly after Goh was arraigned. "The scope of this murderer's rampage is unprecedented in Alameda County."

Goh, who was represented by a public defender, did not enter a plea. He will appear in court again on April 30.

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