Nightly News | April 02, 2012
>>> in the country. once again, a mass shooting that has taken place on a campus. this happened at a small private college in california when witnesses say a man stood up in class without warning and opened fire, and late in the day , the death toll started to soar. nbc's kristen dahlgren is inory los angeles news room with the latest from the scene. good evening.
>> good evening. a total of ten were shot in oakland. police have now confirmed seven den dead. it was a tense scene. police had to evacuate survivors while a s.w.a.t. team searched for the gunman. as emergency crews rushed victims out of the school, police ran in, guns drawn. witnesses describe the frightening moments after the shooter opening oikos university this morning and shot.
>> he shot one guy in the chest, shot another person, and started firing like crazy.
>> art richards captured the panic in this cell phone video.
>> you heard a couple more shots ring out from the building and police fired back or something. we all got on the ground. there was a girl next to me, i had no idea she was shot, but she was shot. a piece of her arm was missing.
>> unsure if the gunman was still inside, police worked to evacuate students who sprinted to safety.
>> another lady came printing from behind me. she was going crazy. she said, yv rr been shot, too. she had a big bullet hole.
>> police say they now have a suspect in custody, captured as a nearby grocery score. the school's founder said he was a former student of the small school that offers studies in nursing and religion. studenting training to tend to the wounding now dealing with their classmates. the suss spect was described as a male asian in his 40s.
>> kristen dahlgren starting us off. thanks.