Gunman kills two at Florida yoga studio
Addis Ababa, November 3, 2018 (FBC) – Two women have been killed and five others injured after a gunman opened fire in a Florida hot yoga studio.
Scott Paul Beierle killed Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, after entering the studio in Tallahassee at 17:37 local time (21:37 GMT) on Friday, police say.
The 40-year-old then apparently turned the gun on himself, Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters.
Beierle’s motive for “this heinous act” is not known at this time, he added.
Mr DeLeo said his officers responded to reports of the shooting at Tallahassee Hot Yoga within “three, three-and-a-half minutes”, by which time Beierle was already dead.
A number of other victims received gunshot wounds, while one person was pistol-whipped.
Two of the victims remain in hospital, while three others have been treated and released, according to BBC.