Updated: November 3, 2012 2:38 AM EDT
An armed firefighter fired at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, killed two women and injured five people before killing himself. Scott Paul Beierle 40 has been identified for Tallahassee police.
A total of seven victims were taken to a local hospital, police said. He suffered six gunshot wounds and one was pistol. Two victims died, while the other two were in stable condition. Three of them released from the hospital.
The police in Tallahassee identified the victims in the 61st life of Maura Binkley, 21, and Nancy Van Vessem. The president of Florida State University issued a statement at the beginning of the month that he was a Binkley student and I was a member of the board.
The police believe the gunman is alone and Michael DeLeo, the police chief, said there was no danger to the community. "There is no direct threat other than what happened tonight," DeLeo said.
The motif is still unknown, the police said.
Elle Welling, a resident living in the vicinity, said he would put more people into an ambulance. "You do not think about that in Tallahassee, and now you have to," Welling told the Associated Press.
Mayor Tallahassee Andrew Gillum, who is the governor's democratic candidate, said he left the campaign trail and returned to the city.
"I am very much appreciative of the rapid reaction of law enforcement agencies to the rotation of the yalla facility in Tallahassee today." Twitter. "I'm in close contact with law enforcement agencies and return tonight to Tallahassee.
Caroline Linton has contributed to this report.
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