A 38-year-old man from Sikkim was among seven killed by a disgruntled college student who went on an execution-style killing spree in a religious college in California that also left an Indian-American girl injured.
Tshering Rinzing Bhutia,38,of San Francisco,was killed when the gunman stole his car outside the school late Monday.
Bhutia was born in Sikkim and lived alone in San Franciscos North Beach neighbourhood and worked nights cleaning terminals in citys airport,Oakland Tribune reported. He was also studying nursing at Oikos University,a tiny Christian college and worked in restaurants as well.
The Indian-American who was injured was Dawinder Kaur,who was shot in her right arm near elbow. She is at a local hospital in Oakland,where the shooting incident happened.
The alleged suspect has been arrested by the Oakland Police,which local media outlets identified as 43-year-old One Goh an American of Korean origin. Several of the victims were students of Oikos.
According to the daily,Kaur told her family members that the alleged gunman,who had been absent from his class for past several months,suddenly appeared on Tuesday and ordered all the students to line up against a wall. He showed his gun and then the students started running, Kaur told relatives. Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said the shooter was looking for a particular female administrator.