A gunman killed one person and wounded four others at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday evening before apparently fatally shooting himself, officials said.
Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said at a media briefing that four people were in critical condition following the shooting. He said the shooter died from a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound.
DeLeo told reporters that police were called for a report of a shooting at around 5:37 p.m. and arriving officers found multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Five people were transported to hospitals, and one victim died at a hospital, he said.
A spokesperson for Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare said it received one patient who was dead from a gunshot wound and four other patients with bullet wounds, one of whom was in critical condition; the other three were in serious condition. Another patient was grazed and was in good condition.
“At this time, all indications are this is the act of a single person,” DeLeo said. “There is no immediate threat to our community. Obviously, we’re all very saddened and shocked by the events that have occurred.”
City spokesman Jamie Van Pelt said the shooting appeared to be a part of a domestic dispute, the Associated Press reported.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat who is running for governor, tweeted his appreciation to law enforcement for their response to the shooting, and said that he would be breaking off the campaign trail and was returning to the city Friday night. A campaign event had been scheduled in West Palm Beach on Friday evening.
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SOURCE: NBC News, Phil Helsel; The Associated Press