An armed man killed two people and five others were injured in the yoga studio in Florida before he killed himself on Friday night.
The man fired six people and fired a pistol after he entered the studio, which is inside a small mall in Tallahassee, said Michael DeLeo Tallahassee's chief of staff. The suspect eventually shot himself, DeLeo said.
The police later identified the gun as Scott Paul Beierle, 40, and shooter deaths such as Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61 and Maura Binkley, 21.
Florida State University President John Thrasher said Van Vessem and Binkley had links to the university. "The loss of one of our students and one of our members in this tragic and violent way is just devastating to the family of Florida State University. We deeply feel this loss and send our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of Maura and Nancy as we pray for the healing of the injured," Thrasher said.
DeLeo said the police were asking people who had seen something unusual about the police at the time of the shooting. He said the shooter acted alone.
"Everyone is very sad and shocked by the events, but it is important for people to understand that there is no direct threat other than what happened tonight," DeLeo said.
The Capital Health Plan, where Van Vessem worked as a senior health director, called him a "leader, visionary force". In a statement he said: "His dedication, care, leadership, mankind and experience made him one of the most respected, inspirational and accomplished healthcare professionals in the state and the country. to bring Nancy into our lives.
City Commissioner Scott Maddox visited the venue for the film. On Facebook, he said, "During my public service career I needed some bad scenes, which is worse.
Elle Welling said that he would leave the mall in the mall and take at least three people to the ambulances.
"You do not think about this in Tallahassee, and now you have to," said Welling, 26, who lives in the area.
The Plaza is home to popular restaurants, jewelery, framing, hairdressing and other businesses.
Erskin Wesson, 64, said she had dinner with her family at the restaurant under the yoga studio when they heard gunshots.
"We just heard" pow, pow, pow, pow "" Wesson said. "It sounded like a lemonade falling and rolling."
The owner of the restaurant arrived shortly later and asked if there was any doctor, "Wesson said. His stepdaughter was an emergency nurse and helped the ambulance for about an hour.
The Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee of the governor, said he was breaking the campaign trail to return to Tallahassee. Formerly published in Barack Obama's campaign.
"I appreciate the rapid reaction of law enforcement to the shooting of the yoga facility in Tallahassee, and no armed violence is acceptable." I am in close contact with law enforcement officers and return tonight to Tallahassee, "Gillum said.
Republican Governor Rick Scott, who is relying on Bill Nelson's Democratic Senator, DeLeo and the Head of the Florida Law Enforcement Division to receive the details of the shooting.
"I'm in constant contact with law enforcement. We have offered public support," Scott said.
Tallahassee's crime and murder rate was in the Governor's controversy, with Gillum's opponent, the former Republican republican rep, Ron DeSantis, who called the capital city the most criminal city in Florida, was improperly supposed.