Four shot, one dead in Florida yoga class

Four shot, one dead in Florida yoga class

Four shot, one dead in Florida yoga class

The shooting Friday was in a small Tallahassee shopping center and multiple police cars and ambulances were on the scene.

And on Friday, the authorities said, he shot two women to death and injured five other people at a Florida yoga studio before killing himself.

The gunman, who was already dead when officers arrived, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police chief said in a statement Saturday.

City spokesman Jamie Van Pelt said the shooting appeared to be a part of a domestic dispute, the Associated Press reported. "This monster ruined it".

Police said Beierle acted alone but they were still looking into what prompted the shooting. Authorities in that county were searching his residence there. Beierle then fatally shot himself inside the studio. He declined to say what kind of gun Beierle had. Bohnett said she did not recognize Beierle. She said she did not recognize Beierle.

The victims of the shooting, Van Vessem and Binkle, both had ties to Florida State University. The women killed were Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21.

Records show that Beierle moved from Vestal, New York, near Binghamton, to Tallahassee in 2011.

The gunman who opened fire on a yoga class in Tallahassee, Florida, killing two and wounding several others, had a history of complaints of harassing young women, police said Saturday.

A faculty member at Florida State, she was the chief medical director for Florida's Capital Health Plan, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. "To lose a faculty member and a student and have others injured in this senseless and violent way is absolutely devastating", Florida State President John Thrasher said in a statement Saturday.

Court records show that he had been previously arrested for grabbing women.

Beierle was also charged with battery in 2012 for grabbing women's buttocks in a university campus dining hall.


The report shows that her account was corroborated by video evidence, and Beierle was charged with "Battery Touch or Strike". He had been seen following an FSU volleyball coach near the campus gym and was told that he was banned from campus. Detectives are searching for links between him and the victims.

The plaza is home to popular restaurants, a jewellery store, a framing shop, a hair salon and other businesses. He said they were in good spirits despite their injuries.

'We just heard "pow, pow, pow, pow",' Mr Wesson said. "It sounded like a limb falling on a tin roof and rolling". His step-daughter is an emergency room nurse and helped paramedics for about an hour, he said.

"I was totally just shocked", she said.

The newspaper reported that one of the people who sought safety, who was bleeding from the head, told patrons that he tried to stop the shooter but the gunman pistol-whipped him before the shooter killed himself.

They told her the gunman kept coming in and out of the studio.

"They said that he came in and he had a black bag and he pulled it out and as [the gunman] went to go load it, all the yoga studio, the instructor and everybody started pounding on the windows and on the walls to let people know", Hutchinson said.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor of Florida and cut short a campaign event to return to the city, tweeted: "I'm deeply appreciative of law enforcement's quick response to the shooting at the yoga facility in Tallahassee today".

At this time TPD has interviewed over 40 witnesses, and asked Victim Advocates to assist those dealing with this senseless act of violence.

"Made one date, didn't show up", he said of one woman.

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