Six people were shot after a man entered a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday night, the New York Times reports. Two people died from their wounds. One of the victims was pistol-whipped. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, the shooter, 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“All indications are this is the act of a single person. There is no immediate threat to our community,” Chief of Police Michael DeLeo said at a news conference. DeLeo added that there were “indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people, which is a testament their courage.”
The shooting happened at Hot Yoga Tallahassee at around 5:30 p.m. A 911 call was placed at 5:37 p.m.
"I’m deeply appreciative of law enforcement's quick response to the shooting at the yoga facility in Tallahassee today," Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said via Twitter. "No act of gun violence is acceptable. I'm in close communication with law enforcement officials and will be returning to Tallahassee tonight."
This post may be updated as more information becomes available.