So shocking. Three students were wounded after a shooter opened fired at a Florida State University library on Nov. 20 in Tallahassee, Florida. The shooter was shot and killed by police before being able to continue such a senseless act of violence.
Tragedy struck Florida State University after a gunman shot three innocent students at the busy Strozier campus library on Nov. 20. The gunman was killed after a showdown with police. One victim was treated and released at the scene, while two more were rushed to the hospital.
Florida State University Shooting: 3 Wounded, Gunman Dead
Hundreds of students crowded together in Florida State University’s Strozier library on Nov. 20 after a shooter opened fire just after midnight.
The shooter shot three students during the rampage, CNN reports. Two victims were rushed to the hospital, with one student being in critical condition. The third student was treated and released on campus.
Campus officers were on the scene to apprehend the situation. The gunman was killed after the officers asked him to drop his handgun and he opened fire at the them. There’s no word yet on whether or not the gunman was a student at the university.
“If there’s any positive news we can take from this occurrence is that the victim count was not greater,” said the city’s Mayor-elect Andrew Gillum.
Thankfully, the university sent out a text students that warned them to seek refuge and stay away from all windows. Students pushed tables and book shelves together to stay safe.
“FSU alert dangerous situation main campus-Tallahassee,” the text read, according to CNN. “Seek shelter immediately, away from doors and windows.”
A video made it’s way online, reportedly showing students inside the library while it was on lockdown.
Students were rescued from the library and taken to a nearby building, where they still heard gunshots.
“It was very scary … I’m more heartbroken more than anything else,” student Alex Lauren said. “It’s sad, my heart goes out to the people affected.”
Our thoughts go out to the victims and all students of Florida State University.
— Avery Thompson