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Two die, several injured in US yoga studio shooting



A gunman killed two people and injured several others at a yoga studio in Florida’ s state capital Tallahassee on Friday before apparently taking his own life , the local police chief said .“ About 5 : 47 pm the Tallahassee Police Department responded … in reference to a shooting , ” police chief Michael DeLeo said at a press conference .

“ Upon arrival at the scene , the officers found multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds . ”

First responders transported five people to a nearby hospital , with two later succumbing to their wounds , DeLeo said .
One of the victims was pistol – whipped , police said .

“ 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 shooting appeared to be the act of a single person , with no further threat to the community perceived at this time , according to the police chief .

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is currently running for governor of Florida and cut short a campaign event to return to the city , 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 . ”

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( AFP )

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