A gunman opened fire at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday. Two people, aged 61 and 21, were killed.
One of them, Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, was internist who served as chief medical director for Capital Health Plan. „Her dedication, caring, leadership, humanity, and experience made her one of the most respected, inspiring, and accomplished medical professionals in the state and country,” CHP said in a statement. „Five other people were wounded. A man tried to stop the shooter. He was pistol-whipped. The attacker killed after himself. The Tallahassee Police Department has identified the shooter as Scott Paul Beierle, 40. The shooter acted alone. Police are asking for anyone who saw something unusual around the time of the shooting to contact officials.
The scene of the crime at the yoga club
"We're all very saddened and shocked by the events that occurred, but it's important that people understand that there is no immediate threat outside of what has already occurred this evening," Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said. "In my public service career I have had to be on some bad scenes. This is the worst. Please pray," City Commissioner Scott Maddox expressed feelings. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, broke off the campaign trail to return to Tallahassee. He asked residents to pray for those who survived and those who were killed in the shooting.