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Gunman reportedly kills 7 at small California university

Noah Berger / AP

An Oakland police officer approaches the entrance to Oikos University in Oakland, Calif.,, April 2, 2012. A suspect was detained Monday in a shooting attack at a California Christian university that sources said has left at least five people dead.


People are evacuated from the scene of the shooting.

Msnbc.com staff and news services report:

A gunman opened fire Monday morning at a small Christian university in Oakland, Calif., killing at least seven people, sources told the Associated Press. Police would only say that more than one person was killed and others wounded.

"One of the people who was inside the building, she was saying there is a crazy guy inside," witness Brian Snow told KGO-TV. "She did say someone got shot in the chest right next to her before she got taken off in an ambulance."

Beck Diefenbach / Reuters

An officer walks by covered bodies following the shooting.

Noah Berger / AP

An Oakland police officer walks outside of Oikos University after the shooting on Monday.

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