Victims of a Yoga class shooting in Tallahassee Florida never saw this day coming. While Yoga class is used to relax and strengthen the body, this yoga class turned into an unrelaxed nightmare.
UPI reports, Two victims died and five others sustained injuries Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Tallahassee yoga studio before killing himself, local police said.
Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. at Hot Yoga. Emergency workers transported the victims to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital. Two died at the hospital.
Police said the suspected gunman appeared to have turned the gun on himself.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was at a campaign rally in Miami for his gubernatorial bid at the time of the shooting.
“I’m deeply appreciative of law enforcement’s quick response to the shooting at the yoga facility in Tallahassee today. No act of gun violence is acceptable. I’m in close communication with law enforcement officials and will be returning to Tallahassee tonight,” he said on Twitter.
The shooter was Paul Beierle, 40. He killed himself minutes before they arrived at the Hot Yoga studio. According to reports he was accused of groping women and linked to misogynistic YouTube rants.