Two dead, several others injured in Tallahassee shooting

Published: Nov. 2, 2018 at 6:03 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

November 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department says two people have died and five are injured following a Friday afternoon shooting near Bradford Road and Thomasville Road.

TPD says they responded to a shooting at the Hot Yoga in the Betton Hills Complex on Bradford Road around 5:37 p.m.

Officers say upon arrival they found multiple victims at the scene and five were transported to TMH to be treated.

Authorities say there were seven total victims, two of which have died. They have been identified as


Officials say two victims are currently admitted at TMH and are in fair condition and three others have been treated and released in good condition.

TPD says patrons inside the yoga studio fought back against the gunman once he entered the building.

Officials say the suspected gunman has died due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

TPD has identified the shooter as Scott Paul Beierle, 40, of Deltona, Florida.

Officers say they are searching Beierle's car, phone and social media profiles for a possible motive.

Court records show he

in Tallahassee for inappropriately touching women.

Authorities asking anyone who was near the incident between 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to contact TPD at 850-891-4200 or Crimestoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

7:30 p.m. Update on 11/2/18 about Shooting at Hot Yoga Tallahassee

This video is the 7:30 p.m. update from Chief DeLeo on Nov. 2, 2018, about the shooting that occurred earlier this evening at Hot Yoga Tallahassee.

Posted by City of Tallahassee Police Department on Friday, November 2, 2018

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum tweeted that he will be returning to Tallahassee tonight after campaigning in Miami.

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