The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office today released the
names of six of the seven people killed in the shooting at Oakland’s Oikos
University on Monday.
Four of the victims were East Bay residents, identified as
Lydia Sim, 21, of Hayward; Sonam Choedon, 33, of El Cerrito; Kim G. Eunhea, 23,
of Union City; and Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro.
The other two victims were identified as San Jose resident
Judith Seymore, 53, and San Francisco resident Bhutia Tshering, 38.
Authorities are withholding the name of the seventh victim
until that person’s family has been notified.
All seven were fatally wounded Monday when a gunman,
identified by police as One Goh, 43, opened fire at the university on Edgewater
Three other people were injured in the shooting but
Police said Goh is a former student who had been
expelled from the
Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a news conference early
this morning that Goh is cooperating with police and providing details on the killings
but does not appear to be remorseful.
Family, friends and coworkers were mourning the loss of
those killed today.
San Francisco International Airport spokesman Mike
McCarron said Bhutia Tshering was an airport employee. He had worked as a
custodian there since March 2008, McCarron said.
Another victim, known to coworkers as Grace Eunhae Kim,
worked at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Newark, a manager at the
Kim’s Facebook profile indicates that she graduated from
Foothill High School in Pleasanton.
A third victim, Sonam Choedon, lived in El Cerrito but was
a native of Tibet, said Giovanni Vassallo, president of the Bay Area Friends of
“She was a very religious person, and her family is very religious,”
Vassallo said. “She was certainly well-respected and liked in her community.”
Choedon had lived in the Bay Area for about two years and
she previously worked for five years in the Department of Education in Dharamsala,
India, Vassalo said.
He said the Tibetan Association of Northern California
will hold a prayer group at 5200 Huntington Avenue in Richmond at 7 p.m.
“It definitely shows the need to champion non-violence at
home and abroad,” Vassallo said, noting that many Tibetans come to the United
States to escape violence in Tibet.
Booking photo of One Goh: OPD
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News