Two dead in shooting at Florida yoga studio

Shooter opens fire on at a Tallahassee yoga studio before turning the gun on himself

Florida yoga studio shooting leaves 2 dead, including shooter, 4 wounded

Tallahassee Police identified the 40-year-old as the man who opened fire at the Hot Yoga Tallahassee studio, killing Nancy Van Vessem and Maura Binkley and injuring five others.

Tallahassee Police have identified Beierly as the man who entered the Hot Yoga Tallahassee during a Friday night class and started shooting, killing two and wounding six.

Tallahassee yogis as well as the healthcare and college communities are mourning the two women killed in Friday's shooting: Maura Binkley, 21, and Nancy Van Vessem, 61.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported that a man who was in a nearby bar said people entered the establishment seeking assistance and said that a man was inside the yoga studio, called "Hot Yoga", and was acting odd before he opened fire during a class.

The gunman, who was already dead when officers arrived, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police chief said in a statement Saturday. Investigators have yet to give a possible motive for the shooting.

The Tallahassee Democratreported that a man who was in a nearby bar said people had come in looking for help and that they said a man in the yoga studio, called Hot Yoga, had been acting unusual before he opened fire during a class.

City spokeswoman Alison Faris tells news outlets that the suspect fatally shot himself. "That was me, certainly, as an adolescent", he said. A university police report shows that Beierle told police he may have accidentally bumped into someone, but denied grabbing anyone. "There are whores in - not only every city, not only every town, but every village", he said, referring to women in interracial relationships, whom he said had betrayed "their blood".

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Eyewitness Melissa Hutchinson said she helped treat a "profusely" bleeding man who rushed into a bar after the incident. Van Vessem was the chief medical director for Capital Health Plan and a faculty member at Florida State University, where Binkley was a student.

Beierle was known to be violent to women, having been arrested for grabbing them in the past. The person in the T-shirt had been pistol-whipped while trying to fight off the gunman, police later said.

It created a window of opportunity for some people in the studio time to flee.

Friday's bloodshed prompted Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is also Florida's Democratic candidate for governor, to halt his campaign temporarily.

"They said he just kept coming in and out the doors and was a little sketchy", Hutchinson told the Democrat.

'Her dedication, caring, leadership, humanity, and experience made her one of the most respected, inspiring, and accomplished medical professionals in the state and country.

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