Florida has witnessed another incident of gun violence this year. This time the venue was a yoga studio in Tallahassee. The gunman let loose bullets on unsuspecting people and killed two persons before a man charged at him. If he had not intervened, the toll could have been more. The gunman finally shot himself. An earlier incident was in February where a shooter killed 17 students and staff in a school in Parkland.

Fox News reports that officers came on the scene at around 5:30 p.m. They discovered the victims with gunshot wounds, and one of them was the shooter.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo confirmed that the identity of the suspect is known. He is in his 40s and appeared to have committed suicide.

Gun violence rears its head again

There appears to be no shortage of trigger-happy people who love to barge in with guns blazing and kill at random. Their motives are difficult to establish and they unleash tragedy on innocent people. Florida State Sen. Kristin Jacobs appreciated the courage of the man who charged at the gunman and got pistol-whipped. His intervention saved many lives.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo has said that the identity of the two victims were established and an investigation is going on. In the opinion of the authorities, there was only one suspect and there is no further threat. Incidentally, both the deceased had links to Florida State University. One of them is a 61-year-old woman internist, the other is a 21-year-old girl student.

University President John Thrasher has described the killing as “devastating to the Florida State University family.”

Mayor says such violence unacceptable

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is the Democrat candidate for governor of Florida. According to ABC News, he received the message about the shooting when he was campaigning in Miami with former President Barack Obama.

Gillum has been a critic of the National Rifle Association and has been asking for increased gun control measures that will check such incidents. On this yoga studio shooting, he has made his position clear. He has said via Twitter - "no act of gun violence is acceptable."

The incident happened when yoga classes were in progress in the evening and police arrived at the scene within minutes. They found six people with bullet wounds. The gunman had also pistol-whipped the seventh before committing suicide. Two of the injured succumbed to their injuries. The police are investigating to ascertain whether this was a case of random shooting or whether there was any link between the victims and the gunman.

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