Man hailed as hero in yoga studio shooting honored with key to the city

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 14, 2018

Courtesy: WCOT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A man who has been hailed as a hero for jumping into action during a deadly shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio was honored by the city Wednesday.

Joshua Quick is credited with wrestling with the gunman during the Nov. 2 attack at Hot Yoga Tallahassee.

Two women, 61-year-old Nancy Van Vessem and 21-year-old Maura Binkley, were killed in the shooting. Five others were injured.

Many believe the attack could have been even worse had Quick not fought back.

On Wednesday, the City of Tallahassee honored Quick with a key to the city for his heroic actions. Mayor Andrew Gillum gave a moving speech about the tragedy as the key was presented to Quick.

Gillum said to Quick, "Although you are not a sworn first responder, we are so thankful on behalf of those who were able to survive that attack for your quick action, for your adrenaline, for your bravery, for your willingness to stand in the gap on behalf of others, and on behalf of a grateful city, on behalf of a grateful community, we want to honor you with the key to the city, presented to Mr. Joshua Quick."

Quick, who gave a short speech during the ceremony, said, "I don't think of myself as a hero." He went on to give credit to the others at the scene and first responders for saving lives.

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