Florida State University has reportedly become the latest site of a school shooting. At least two people were injured by gunshots on the FSU campus and are being treated at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, according to ABC News. The status of the patients is unclear, and it isn't yet known if they are students at Florida State.
A telephone alert warned students of a "dangerous situation" and encouraged them to seek shelter and stay away from doors and windows, according to AP.
Early witness statements say that police have already shot and "likely" killed the suspect, reports Gawker senior writer Adam Weinstein. He also says Tallahassee police are expected to release an official statement shortly.
One student says he heard gunman's shots while crossing the green. "I counted 7." (1/?)— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 20, 2014
He heard cops scream "DROP THE WEAPON." Then more shots. "They lit him up, like 30 shots," student says. (2/?)— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 20, 2014
One student asks cop about FSU casualties. Cop shakes his head. "I haven't been inside [the library] yet." (3/?)— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 20, 2014
We'll have more as this story develops.
Update: Here is video from inside Strozier Library, where the shooting occurred. In it you can hear an announcement confirming shots have been fired.
Update 2: The shooter has been identified as a recent FSU alum, according to AP:
MORE: A law enforcement official says the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State: http://t.co/KzYdaIt3Oe— The Associated Press (@AP) November 20, 2014
[via ABC News]