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Lone gunman shot, killed after injuring three at crowded FSU library


A gunman shattered the calm of a crowded Florida State University library early Thursday morning, wounding three people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by campus police, authorities said.


The gunman, who has not been identified, walked inside the entrance to FSU’s Strozier Library about 12:30 a.m. and opened fire, Tallahassee Police Department spokesman David Northway told reporters at the scene.


Three victims were all students. Hospital officials say one of the students is in critical condition, the other is fair. A third student was “grazed” by a bullet, treated and released at the scene, Northway said. Their names have not been released.


FSU campus police confronted the gunman just outside the library building and ordered him to drop his weapon, Northway said. The gunman ignored the command and fired at least one shot at police officers. FSU police then shot and killed him.


FSU President John Thrasher said in a statement that the shooting was an “isolated incident” and Northway said police “have no other indications to show there is a threat at this time.” More here.