A man repeatedly accused of snatching women and engaging in misogynistic YouTube chatter went into a yoga class on Friday night and opened the fire. According to the Tallahassee police, six people were shot and two were killed.
Police say The suspect Scott Paul Beierle, 40, died a few minutes before arriving at the Hot Yoga studio, which sits above a row of restaurants in a mall in northern Tallahassee.
"In my public life I had to do that on some bad scenes. This is the worst, "wrote city commissioner Scott Maddox after seeing the aftermath of the attack. "Please pray."
About a dozen people were in hot yoga when a guy in with a black sack came in around 5:30 pm, Tallahassee Democrat reported. The studio had a Pilates certification class for the weekend.
Among the yoga students were the 21
The police were still investigating a motive for the shooting.
Beierle had been arrested twice by police from the university for the past six years. The first time was in 2012, when two women accused him of putting their buttocks on campus, reported the Democrat. Two years later, he was arrested again for invading a dining room.
About a month after being arrested in 2014, BuzzFeed News reported that Beierle released a series of YouTube videos about his misogyny under the name of "Scott Carnifex." 19659010] In a video titled "The Rebirth of My Misogynous," he angrily recalled an incident in his eighth grade home economics class. He described "the will a group of women can make when targeting someone, be it a grown man or an adult a classmate." Other riots in his life included women who gave him their phone number and later said In a video titled "The Situation of the Adolescent Man," he identified with Elliott Rodger, an avowed misogynist who killed six people earlier this year at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The charges were dismissed for Beierle's arrests, but he agreed to a plea following a final arrest by the Tallahassee police in 2016. According to a police report, he lived in an off-campus home-much older than the other residents-at the end of 30 one day to put him lotion on a 19-year sunbath by the pool.When the woman refused, si e police, Beierle "hit her butt and grabbed him and shook him then."
On Friday night, survivors said Beierle had landed in the yoga studio again and again at the yoga studio, Hutchinson, at a restaurant below Hot Yoga works and later cleaned the blood of a survivor from the kitchen floor.
"They said he kept coming in the door and was a bit sketchy," Hutchinson told the Democrat. "But nobody said anything."
The man finally stood in the door of the studio, pulled a gun from his pocket and loaded it in front of the students. Only then did people try to escape or fight.
"Everyone started beating on the windows and walls," Hutchinson said. "I heard some people at Riccardo who heard the pounding. They were not sure what it was. They said it sounds like someone is punching metal.
Then the sounds of gunfire ripped through the ceiling of Riccardo's Pizzeria, Food Glorious Food and the other facilities on the lower level of the mall.
Shanta Combs told the Democrats she drank with friends in Bar on Betton when she shouting the bartender: "Active shooters, go down, walk away from the window!"
Panic-crazy and wounded people fled down a flight of stairs from the studio and ran for protection, Combs said she hugged a woman who could not stop herself hyperventilating.
Then, "I see this boy in a white T-shirt with blood from his forehead," Combs said The person in the T-shirt had been hit with the pistol in an attempt to fend off the shooter, she said Police later.
Another customer at the bar, Kristin Jacobs, praised the survivors' actions. "I'm alive because a guy in a yoga class ran his bare feet against a shooter "she told the Democrat.
The police said the first officers arrived at 17:40 approximately three minutes after the 911 call. Seven people were shot dead in the studio, including Beierle, who apparently killed himself, police said.
Four of the wounded were expected to survive, including one reported by the Democrat to have been shot nine times.
Binkley and Van Vessem died of their wounds.
Van Vessem, an internal medicine doctor and director of the Capital Health Plan, also worked in the state of Florida. The alleged gunman had been excluded from this campus after his first prison arrest.
"Losing one of our students and one of our faculty members in this tragic and violent way is devastating to the Florida State University family." John Thrasher said in a statement to the Associated Press.
When the officers were thrown back and forth in the early morning shopping mall, Tallahassee police chief Michael DeLeo told reporters that he did not know which connection Beierle had to make to the victims. The suspect lived in Deltona on the other side of the state, DeLeo said. The investigators tried to find out "why he came to our church and commits this heinous act."
Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for the election governor on Tuesday, leaves the election campaign and returns overnight to his city to see survivors in the hospital. "No Violent Act is Acceptable" he wrote on Twitter . His Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, called the shooting " heartbreaking ."
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that a crowd stood in front of the barricaded shopping center late into the night, terrible, that's one thing, "Hutchinson told the newspaper, laughing nervously. "It is very terrible that this is one thing."
This item has been updated.
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