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developing now, police fanned out in oakland to search for the weapon used in yesterday's deadly shooting rampage. oakland's police chief reveals much more about a possible motive behind that deadly shooting yesterday. i'm christie smith, i'll have that story coming up. the news starts now. good morning, thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon in for marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we have developing news to talk about in the deadly shooting rampage at a small christian university in east oakland. police right now talking about the possible motive for killing seven people on that campus. >> we have a team of reporters in oakland following the story.
we begin with nbc bay area christie smith live from oikos university. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. even though there were many foreign students that attended oikos university, police are saying their suspect own goh may have felt singled out because of a language barrier or teased because of the way he spoke english. also what's going on today is that there are no students here. instead, what we're seeing is crime scene technicians going through the building. they have been here for hours. we have not seen them take anything out and have not seen any students here either. police say goh came to the school, took a secretary hostage, but was looking for an administrator that he was angry with, but he didn't find her. instead, they say he opened fire on students in a classroom and a secretary, and that he actually told the students to line up. it was complete chaos. seven people dead, three wounded as police are saying that people locked themselves in or ran to
get away. they believe he may have reloaded at least once. they're also looking into whether he may have been expelled for anger management issues. here's what chief jordan said about what may have set him off. >> we do know that he was upset at administrators at the school. we do know that he was upset with several students here because of the way he was treated when he was enrolled here two months ago. >> reporter: the victims include six women, one man, from korea, nigeria, nepal and the philippines, ages range from 21 to 40 years old. police don't think that the people that were shot were actually the ones that he perceived as the ones that may have been teasing him. he is right now at the santa rita jail, expected to make a court appearance tomorrow. back here live, we are seeing crime scene technicians go in and out of the building.
we're told the school will stay closed for several days. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. search crews are scouring waterways in oakland looking for the weapon used in the shooting. coverage begins with nbc bay area's bob redell. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. oakland police and san francisco police are going to be sending sonar boats out here. meantime, sfpd has the marine unit out here. i don't know if you can see that yellow cable on the surface, the oakland estuary shoreline. that's a robot searching the shoreline. looks like it is out about 50 feet from shore, going in and out, looking for this .45 caliber semi automatic handgun police believe was used in yesterday's shooting. we're actually if you want a better idea where we are located, we are at the martin luther king junior regional shoreline center off dolittle
drive. this is the route he most likely took on the way to alameda where he eventually surrendered to police. police say goh in general has been very cooperative with investigators, telling them that yes, he did ditch a gun. but when it comes to pinpointing the exact location, he won't say. >> there is a certain point in the investigation with dialoguing with our suspect that he has not been cooperative, and that has lead to a delay in finding the exact location of where this firearm was discarded, and that's what led us here today, through active investigations and follow ups. >> reporter: nbc bay area investigative unit confirmed with law enforcement that they are looking into the .45 semi automatic handgun used yesterday as the same one that goh legally purchased last week at a gun store in castro valley. the unit learned more about his
background. within the past year, he has been dealing with the death of his mom and brother, has significant debt. the irs has two liens against him, totalling more than $23,000. also, two more judgments against him, totalling more than $10,000. we know goh lives in oakland, but used to live in virginia, and checking the databases there, there's no criminal record. a couple of minor traffic offenses. also, he bought fishing and hunting licenses in that state as well. if you come back out here live, it looks like one of the police departments sonar searching boats has arrived, we could have sfpd or oakland trying to search the shoreline off dolittle where they believe he may have thrown the weapon. they interviewed him overnight. generally speaking, they say he has been cooperative, not particularly remorseful. he was booked in jail around
5:00 this morning. and as christie mentioned, first court appearance is scheduled tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 here in oakland. reporting live in oakland, bob redell, nbc bay area news. and continuing that story, we got off the phone with highland hospital in oakland. staff confirm three victims are recovering from gunshot wounds were released last night. we have cell phone video of another person wounded in the shooting, she's a soldier and nursing student who was in the back of that classroom when all of the bullets started flying. she was hit doing something incredibly brave. >> went to help a fellow student and i got shot in the arm, but it's okay. >> her brother says his sister is resting at home in santa clara. physically she's okay, but emotionally, no shocker, she's depressed after all she went through. amazing. >> certainly understandable. we are learning more about the school itself west of 880 near the oakland airport. oikos university is a nonprofit
christian school primarily serving korean students from the east bay. it is note nationally accredited, but the state authorized seven degree granting programs, including bachelor's degrees in biblical studies and music, master's in did i vin tee, music, asian medicine, and doctorate in ministry. and and associate's degree in nursing. in other news right now, investigators are looking for a cause of death. this is another story here, a memorial for the victims is planned for this evening at allen temple baptist church on international boulevard in oakland at 6:00 tonight. a large crowd expected there. make sure to stay tuned to nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the school shooting rampage. we will update you throughout the day at nbcbayarea.com. well, in other news right now, investigators are looking for the cause of a fire at a los altos mansion. we have video from the chopper
this morning. flames were confined to a 3,000 square foot six car garage adjacent to the home there. this is among the multi-million dollar estates on country club drive that line the golf course. firefighters say the garage at that point was undergoing renovation. fortunately, no injuries have been reported. damage is estimated at $700,000. the search for sierra lamar right now taking a new approach this morning. investigators are going through more than 900 tips and checking out locations, only if they receive information that really might be helpful. the next full scale search is set for saturday. meantime, the live oak softball community is having a pasta dinner to raise funds for the search for sierra. this will be at clos lachance winery in san martin. the price is $10 a plate with all proceeds going to the search efforts. this morning, doors to the bay area's princeton of pot are sealed off by police, following
a federal raid. agents from the irs, dea and u.s. marshall service swarmed the oaksterdam campus yesterday, hauling out file boxes, a safe and trash bags filled with pot. the founder of the nation's first medical marijuana school richard lee and four other employees were temporarily detained. authorities refuse to reveal why the place was raided, only that it is part of an on-going investigation. on its facebook page this morning, oaksterdam university is thanking its supporters. across the bay, san francisco leaders demand the feds layoff can business clubs. a rally is scheduled to get under way in front of city hall, protesting the federal government's crackdown on medical marijuana clubs. the rally will include speeches from some city supervisors and several state legislators. a new march to the federal building will follow. injured crew members from a damaged racing yacht finally back on dry land in the bay area. their 68 foot long sailboat
docked this morning. it was pounded by waves and winds saturday about 400 miles off the california coast. a coast guard cutter was called in to rescue two injured crew members who were taking part in an around the world race. they arrived in port just yesterday. an oakland charter school that has california's second highest test scores may be forced to close over allegations of fraud. a state audit found the american indian charter school ii in oakland questionably spent more than a million dollars in public funds. tomorrow, they will vote on a recommendation to close the campus. the school posted 990 points out of a possible 1,000 points on academic performance indexes. it is one of three oakland charter schools founded by a man named ben chavis. meteorologist rob mayeda is in -- i'm sorry, anthony is here. >> surprise.
>> pop goes the weasel. we have to stay on guard, have the umbrella handy. >> yes. we will have dry time first half of the day. even 3:00, 4:00, a few clouds. heading towards the evening hours, there's a chance for a few showers. keep the umbrellas handy. i don't think it will be much. you'll look at temperatures, notice we are warming nicely. 6 0e in sunnyvale. winds are breezy in fairfield. winds up to 20 miles per hour. otherwise, winds subsided and will continue to do so the next couple hours. the cold front is in position, but look at the doppler radar, nothing in the bay area. rain is falling in northern california and that will move this way as we head to the evening rush hour. as far as things go right now, your lunchtime will be dry. if you try to make plans to get out, enjoy a nice day in the bay area, temperatures not bad. warming close to 70 later on. cold front moves through tonight and cold air hitters in through the day tomorrow. be on guard for cold weather
tomorrow. and rob mayeda will be back tomorrow. >> a nice surprise. >> didn't get the memo. like early christmas gift. anthony, good to have you, man. >> good to be here with you. >> thanks a lot. bart's future, what the agency is doing to push forward with a makeover. and budget cuts are taking their toll on california college students. now there's a new proposal to change the pay for university presidents. we will have details ahead. and as mitt romney looks for a sweep in today's republican primaries, president obama criticizing the frontrunner personally, calling him out. the latest from the campaign trail coming up. o mfad power s jim cramer on an east bay stock. we'll take a look coming up.
cannot afford raises while finances are so tight. csu has faced criticism for raising tuitions for students, and the board of trustees will discuss a salary freeze at their next meeting in may. to decision 2012. republican presidential front runner mitt romney looking for victory in three republican primaries today, aiming to tighten the grip on his party's nomination. romney has a massive 25 point lead in maryland and no strong competition in washington, d.c. he's also up seven points in wisconsin. romney has secured exactly half the 1144 delegates needed to win the nomination. meantime, president obama is certainly taking notice out there, openly criticizing romney by name in an ad campaign for the first time. >> mitt romney stood with big oil. >> president obama still has $84 million to spend this fall for the election, re-election campaign.
romney only has 7 million left. in fact, romney and his super pac spent $53 million so far on all of the tv ads out there, almost twice as much as all of the other republican candidates and their supporters combined. it is interesting. president obama is coming out swinging against a budget plan passed by house republicans and endorsed by mitt romney. he sharply criticized the $3.5 billion budget proposal at a speech to newspaper executives today. the president called the proposal a trojan horse disguised as a deficit reduction plan. democrats say the budget undermines medicare, slashes taxes for the wealthy and could lead to deep cuts across government. political insiders say the budget has little chance of passing the democratic controlled senate. google has a smorgasbord of things it does. now it is searching to reach internet users around the world. they are going to build a center in taiwan. it is the third center in asia,
part of their $700 million global expansion. they have vast numbers of computers which store mass amounts of information. nokia will unveil its new cell phone tonight to take on the iphone. scott mcgrew says we have been waiting a lopg time for them to take on apple. >> they used to be the world's biggest phone maker, but no longer. the company with at&t will unveil that phone today to compete with apple, and it created ads on youtube as well that pretend to be secret video of apple executives talking about the iphone 4. >> guys, am i crazy or did all of the signal bars go away. >> that's because you're holding it wrong. >> that is user error. >> how am i supposed to hold it. >> not like that. >> of course, they never say apple. turning to wall street, the dow opened 60 points lower this morning.
keep your eye on the east bay ends, inc. the organic food company, up more than 10% after jim cramer talked it up. it trades as bnny. and that census website is working after overwhelmed by curious users monday morning. 22 million hits in the first four hours on monday. guys, it is 1940 census at archives.gov. give it a shot. >> we shall do that. for a look at the forecast, anthony slaughter in this morning. how are we looking? >> temperatures are warming nicely. we have a cold front in the bay area. warm at 61 in sunnyvale. gilroy, warm at 60. peninsula, san mateo, san francisco, and working into the north bay, in the 50s. there was cooler air working in,
even santa rosa at 55, oakland, 54. overall, the pattern is starting to shift a bit. we had very gusty winds this past weekend, even yesterday. you'll notice wind today is calm in san francisco. only up to 9 miles per hour in san jose. fairfield still seeing gusty winds now up to 16 miles per hour. look at the doppler radar, not much happening at home. you drift to the north, eureka seeing showers, and fort bragg seeing some light showers as well. this is our cold front headed our way. this cold front brings a few showers this evening, so really until about 5:00 or 6:00, we're dry in the bay area. showers continue overnight. we're not looking at a whole lot. computer modeling only saying a tenth inch. light activity as it moves through. 5:00, you'll see showers, san francisco, 6:00 to 7:00. all working southward through the evening hours. as we head through midnight, early morning tomorrow, we are going to be virtually clear as
the cold front will have made it through. tomorrow, definitely want to keep the jackets handy. temperatures today work their way into the upper 60s. tomorrow, tack off five to ten degrees. 69 in san jose. fremont at 65. hayward, 63, danville, 64. cooler on the coast. san francisco, 59 today. overall, the pattern is not too bad, especially for april. we have a few showers tonight and tomorrow morning early. then after that, we're dry. beautiful weekend shaping up across the bay with 70s returning by sunday. not bad, right guys? >> not complaining, anthony. >> sounds good. beautiful. up next, hundreds of employees left waiting for paychecks. what's causing the delay for the grand opening of the bay area's newest casino? and get a load of this, a novel approach to try to end traffic jams. hear what incentives peninsula drivers are offered to avoid peak commute times. and to join the discussion,
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bart is showing off the new easy to clean seats. it is for the next generation of trains. the fabric seats will be covered with a wipable material, but cushions will remain. bart will survey riders on the train later this morning before making commitment to replace the seats in the fleet. speaking of taking a ride, here is a creative way to clear up nasty road congestion on the peninsula. stanford engineers tried to entice workers to commute during off peak hours. radio frequency id tags on the windshield track the time the drivers enter and leave campus. if they avoid the 8 to 9:00 a.m. and 5 to 6:00 p.m. rush hours, they will be rewarded with random cash prizes from 2 bucks to 50 bucks. >> not bad.difference. >>difference. the nbc hit show starring michelle obama and how her appearance will make history tonight!
welcome back. we're waiting on the rain across the bay area. by this evening, showers start to show up on the doppler radar, but nothing for the time being. the seven-day forecast looks good, even though we expect rain this evening. 67 inland, even close to 60 at the coast. cooler for tomorrow and thursday. warming by the weekend. >> little something for everyone, anthony, thank you. >> sounds good. finally this morning, how about fitness tips from the first lady. michelle obama guest starring on "the biggest loser." >> she's in good shape. tonight's show the first of a two-part episode, featuring the first ever white house workout. the first lady will talk to contestants about how their behavior impacts their kids and congratulate them on their journey to health and fitness. "the biggest loser" airs tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. >> sounds like a winner to me. she's into that health and wellness. it is going to be very organic. even changed the menu at the white house.