Florida yoga studio gunman had history of harassing young women

Florida yoga studio gunman had history of harassing young women

Florida yoga studio gunman had history of harassing young women

There were indications people fought the gunman and some tried to save others, the chief said.

Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were named as the two people who sadly died and both had links to Florida State University. "We have offered state assistance".

As the Associated Press reports, the alleged assailant, Scott Paul Beierle, shot at least six people and pistol-whipped another inside the studio.

Beyond the FSU connection, investigators were trying to see what other ties Beierle had with the people inside the yoga studio, police said.

"Her dedication, caring, leadership, humanity, and experience made her one of the most respected, inspiring, and accomplished medical professionals in the state and country", the organization said in a statement to the Democrat.

A Defense Department official told CNN that Beierle was an Army veteran, but the official did not provide further details.

"We're all very saddened and shocked by the events that occurred, but it's important that people understand that there is no immediate threat outside of what has already occurred this evening", Mr DeLeo said.

Authorities said there were signs members of the class had confronted Beierle after he opened fire inside the studio and then pistol-whipped one of them.

The conditions of the other victims have not been released.

'You don't think about this in Tallahassee and now you have to, ' said Ms Welling, 26, who lives in the neighbourhood.

She grew up in the Atlanta area and was attending Florida State University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

A gunman killed two people and left several others injured at a yoga studio in Florida's state capital Tallahassee on Friday before apparently killing himself, the local police chief said.

He added, "We feel this loss profoundly and we send our deepest sympathies to Maura's and Nancy's loved ones while we pray for the recovery of those who were injured".

The newspaper says that Van Vessem was internist who served as chief medical director for Capital Health Plan.

"No act of gun violence is acceptable", Gillum tweeted.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum posted on Twitter about the shooting thanking law enforcement for their quick response. "I will remain in constant communication with law enforcement", Scott wrote.

Gillum met the victims Friday night after he returned from a Shabbat service in South Florida honoring the 11 people killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue last weekend. According to Buzzfeed News, a song posted shortly before Friday's shooting included the lyrics: "To hell with the boss that won't get off my back /To hell with the girl I can't get in the sack".

"This is certainly not the news expected in the final closing days of this race, but I want you to know that I am more agitated and activated more than I ever have been when it comes for the need for us to bring he power of the NRA to heel", Gillum said. His Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, called the shooting "heartbreaking".

"I jumped up as quickly as I could", said Quick, who had visible injuries on his face.

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