An armed man killed two people on Friday night and wounded five in a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, before killing himself, the police said. No motive was set for the shootout.
As bad as this situation may have been, a worse tragedy could have been averted thanks to the swift action of an unknown man accusing the shooter. The unknown hero was hit with a pistol, but the momentary distraction caused the shooter to break off his attack and apparently commit suicide.
The police arrived at the scene at around 17:30. ET, Tallahassee police chief Michael DeLeo said in a video on the department's Facebook page.
DeLeo confirmed that the suspect had died from a self-injured gunshot wound. It is not assumed that other suspects are involved in the incident.
"Obviously we are all very sad and shocked by the events," said DeLeo. "But it's important that people understand that there is no immediate threat, outside of what has already happened here tonight."
The Tallahassee incident occurred nearly a week after a mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue claimed eleven lives.
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