UPDATE: Logan Alumna, Fremont Resident Among Victims of Oakland Shooting

One woman was a Fremont resident who worked at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery in Newark, the other grew up in Union City and was a Class of 2009 James Logan High School graduate who also worked in Newark.

Editor's note: This report was updated at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday

Newark, Calif. — While officials have yet to release the identities of the seven people killed in a in Oakland Monday, two of them are believed to have ties to the Tri-City area.

Close friends have told Newark Patch that Grace Eunhae Kim, 23, lived in Fremont and Lydia Sim, 21, of Hayward, had attended high school in Union City. Officials from the Alameda County coroner's office said they expect to release the victims' identities by the end of Tuesday.

Kim was also an employee at in Newark. A manager at the restaurant on Mowry Avenue had no comment Monday night.

Sim was a 2009 graduate of James Logan High School in Union City, New Haven Unified School District officials said. On her Facebook profile, she is listed as an employee at in Newark.

According to the Oakland Tribune, Sim lived in Union City for 11 years before moving to Hayward. Relatives told the Tribune that she was "an outgoing and independent girl devoted to her Christian faith, with a passion for taking care of children." (Read the full report here.)

Also slain was 33-year-old , according to the Tibetan Association of Northern California.

The Oakland Tribune reported that Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco and Kathleen Ping, 24 were also killed in the mass shooting.

All told, six of the people killed were women; one was a San Francisco man, shot to death when the suspect stole his car outside of the school, according to news reports. Six were students, and one was a secretary.

After an extensive manhunt,  in connection to the shooting that occurred at Oikos University, a private religious school at 7850 Edgewater Drive in Oakland.

Goh, believed to be an Oakland resident and a Korean national, is suspected in the shooting of 10 adults at the university, police Chief Howard Jordan said at a news conference at police headquarters Monday.  

Condolences for Kim — whose Facebook profile indicates she is 23 and a graduate of in Pleasanton — have spread throughout the web.

“I love you lil Eun Hae. May the wings of ALL the angels drape over you,” wrote a friend on Kim’s Facebook wall.

On Twitter, others wrote:

Just got a call. Rest in peace @KlMEUNHAE. You’re with the angels now.”

Unreal. RIP Grace @KlMEUNHAE. Thoughts and prayers to the fam and friends of all the victims of such senseless killing.

I was always so inspired by your dedication and spunk. I will miss you Grace face! And I love you @KlMEUNHAE

Friends have said that Fremont resident Lydia Sim was also a victim from the fatal shooting. According to other media reports, Sim was 21 years old.

“Lydia Sim #restinpeace #Oikos,” wrote one person on Twitter.

Another Twitter user wrote, “RIP Lydia Sim.... I love you big sister... Say hi to God for me…”

KTVU 2 reported that Sim's father also acknowledged his daughter was a victim of the shooting and that he would miss her.

Police said they first responded to the private Christian vocational university around 10:33 a.m.

Five shooting victims were pronounced dead at the scene while another two victims died at a hospital, according to police.        

Three other victims who were injured in the shooting were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive, Jordan said.                

Police believe Goh used a handgun, which authorities are currently searching for, police said. According to news reports the gun may have been purchased in Castro Valley.

About 35 people were in or near the building when the shooting occurred, and officers evacuated 13 people from the facility, Jordan said.

A vigil for victims of Oikos shooting is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. today (April 3) at Allen Temple Baptist Church, located at 8709 International Blvd. in Oakland.

Union City Patch Editor Zoneil Maharaj and Bay City News contributed to this report.

Editor's note: Authorities have spelled Kim's middle name differently than this report states, which is the spelling she has on her personal Twitter account.

reggieqh1 April 03, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I still think even though other people are telling who these victims are you can Chose to Withhold the names until the Police release the names. I would hate to see a family member find out this way that a loved one was killed. Between this and Reporters checking "property records" of residences where a crime has happened it's getting out of hand. Why even wait for the Police to notify the family or to investigate.
coryann April 03, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Well miss u grace!!!!.ur gorgeous long hair.ur bubbly outgoing humorous personality and ur beauty inside out.lots of love and prayers to the family and friends.
Sandra Candelaria April 04, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Prayers for her family. So sad for all the family members touched by this.(
Tim April 04, 2012 at 03:22 AM
There's no such thing as journalistic integrity at Patch. The professional thing to do, regardless of the facts being known, would be to wait for law enforcement to identify the victims. The police aren't withholding the names for their pleasure, they do it so the families can be properly notified first. Apparently Patch thinks they can boost their pathetic viewership count by stooping this low. Not to worry, AOL will be pulling the plug on them sooner than you think!
Summer Hemphill April 05, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Well Tim at least we won't be subjected to your pathetic & moronic comments anymore !!! The only thing you know about integrity is how to spell it !!!


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