Two dead, several wounded in United States yoga studio shooting

Minnie Murray
November 7, 2018

Police received a call at 5:37 p.m. of multiple victims at the Hot Yoga studio at an upscale shopping center in Florida's capital, Tallahassee, Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters.

Police responded within a few minutes, but by then Beirele had fatally shot himself, leaving police to search for a motive and a community to wonder what prompted the violence near the city's fashionable neighbourhoods.

A witness at a nearby bar said people came inside seeking assistance, saying a man was acting strangely inside the Hot Yoga Studio then began shooting during a class, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

The department identified the two people who were killed as Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21.

He killed himself at the scene on Friday.

A mass shooter in Tallahassee, Florida killed two people and wounded five on Friday night before killing himself, police said.

Van Vessem was an internist who also served as chief medical director for Capital Health Plan, the area's leading health maintenance organization. "Our hearts are with her family, our sisters and the FSU community during this hard time". "We all have been so blessed to have Nancy in our lives".

Van Vessem was responsible for coordinating the third- and fourth-year clerkship rotations in internal medicine at the Tallahassee campus of Florida State, according to a profile on the university's website. "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.

Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. He declined to say what kind of gun the shooter had. "But it's important that people understand there is no immediate threat outside of what has already occurred here this evening". They told her the shooter kept coming in and out of the studio.


'It was a shocking moment something happened like this, ' Ms Hutchinson said. "They were able to talk, and they were able to cry. everybody was just very shaken", she said. When he loaded his gun, people started pounding the windows of the studio to warn people. "This is the worst", City Commissioner Scott Maddox wrote after seeing the attack's aftermath. This is the worst.

A woman who filed a police report against Beierle told The AP she's never forgotten how "creepy" he was.

The plaza where the shooting took place is home to popular restaurants, a jewelry store, a framing shop, a hair salon and other businesses.

"We just heard 'pow, pow, pow, pow, '" Wesson said. "It sounded like a limb falling on a tin roof and rolling".

The owner of Ricardo's restaurant asked patrons if anyone was a doctor. His step-daughter is a nurse and helped paramedics for about an hour, he said.

Two of the wounded remained in the hospital on Saturday in stable condition, police said.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare said Vessem was a member of its medical staff and offered thoughts and prayers to the families of Vessem and Binkley and all the victims and their families.

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The two who died at his hands were a student and faculty member at Florida State University, according to university officials.

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