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The scene outside Oikos University in Oakland, California, where five people were killed by a gunman (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, Demian Bulwa)

The scene outside Oikos University in Oakland, California, where five people were killed by a gunman (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, Demian Bulwa)

The entrance to Oikos University after a school shooting in Oakland (AP)

The entrance to Oikos University after a school shooting in Oakland (AP)

An Oakland police officer walks outside of Oikos University in Oakland (AP)

An Oakland police officer walks outside of Oikos University in Oakland (AP)

The scene outside Oikos University in Oakland, California, where five people were killed by a gunman (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, Demian Bulwa)

Seven people have died in a shooting attack at a Christian university in California, police said.

Spokeswoman Cynthia Perkins confirmed the death count on Monday afternoon.

She did not release any other details about the victims, but said city officials planned a news conference later.

Earlier in the day, police detained a person believed to be responsible in the shooting at Oikos University in Oakland.

They have not released the person's identity or discussed a possible motive.

PA