Tallahassee yoga studio shooting: Officials, local community share support for victims

Julius Lasin Karl Etters
Tallahassee Democrat
The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a shooting at Tallahassee HotYoga near the corner of East Bradford and Thomasville roads in Midtown Tallahassee, Fla. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

A shooting at Tallahassee yoga studio has left three people dead and six more injured, according to Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo.

Among those in the hospital, one person is in critical condition, three are serious, and are two in good condition, said Danielle Buchanan, spokeswoman for Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. One of those taken to the hospital died, officials said. 

The two people killed at Hot Yoga Tallahassee have been identified as Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21.       

The shooter was identified as 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle, according to the Tallahassee Police Department. 

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The shooter died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the incident, said city spokeswoman Alison Faris. 

Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has cancelled campaign events to return to the city. 

Following the shooting, many people across the state shared their support and condolences.

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Current, former residents and business mourn

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