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The jailed suspect in the Oikos University massacre of seven people, including a 33-year-old woman from El Cerrito, told a CBS 5 reporter Wednesday that he's sorry. It was his first and only press interview so far.

One L. Goh, the suspect in the April 2 shooting deaths of seven people at Oikos University, told a San Francisco television station Wednesday he is sorry for what happened on that violent day at the Oakland school.

He acknowledged that families of the victims are "so angry at me," made no attempt to dispute that he was the gunman at Oikos and said his lawyer had advised him not to talk, according to reporter Juliette Goodrich's report on the CBS 5 website. She was not allowed to bring in a camera. She was not allowed to bring in a camera.

Ten people were shot and seven died, including 33-year-old nursing student  (also spelled Choedon) of El Cerrito.

Goodrich told Patch, "I secured the interview three days ago and wasn't sure if he was going to show up or not. He has certain visiting days and is only allowed a few visitors per week. When he picked up the phone through the glass partition to talk, the first thing I told him is that I'm with CBS 5 and that I wanted to hear from him what happened and if he was remorseful. His first words were 'I'm sorry, but that word doesn't help.'" 

A number of memorial gatherings have occurred in Bay Area cities affected by killings, including El Cerrito, Richmond, NewarkPleasantonUnion City, and San Leandro among others.

In addition to Chodon, who moved to El Cerrito from the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala in India nearly two years ago, the other people who died in the shootings were , 21, of Hayward who had lived in Union City for 11 years and worked in Newark; Grace Eunhae Kim, 23, of Union City; Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro; Judith O. Seymore, 53, of San Jose; , 38, of San Francisco; and Kathleen Ping, 24, of Oakland.


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