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US: 2 dead, many injured in Florida yoga studio shooting

One of the victims was the shooter, who allegedly fatally shot himself after carrying out the attack, which took place at 5.30 p.m. on Friday in Tallahassee

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Two people were killed and four others critically injured in a shooting at a yoga studio in the US state of Florida, police said.

According to the Chief of Police, Michael DeLeo, one of the victims was the shooter, who allegedly fatally shot himself after carrying out the attack, which took place at 5.30 p.m. on Friday in Tallahassee, reported Efe news.

DeLeo told the media said that one of the five wounded died later in a hospital.

“About 5:47 pm the Tallahassee Police Department responded…in reference to a shooting,” DeLeo said at a press conference. “Upon arriving on scene, the officers found multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds.”

“At this time, all indications are this is the act of a single person. There is no immediate threat to our community,” DeLeo added.

“There are indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people, which is a testament to their courage,” DeLeo said.

The police chief said the shooter’s motive was unknown.

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

“No act of gun violence is acceptable. I’m in close communication with law enforcement officials and will be returning to Tallahassee tonight.

 

(With agency inputs)