A shooter killed two individuals and harmed few others at a yoga studio in Florida's state
capital Tallahassee Friday before clearly taking his own life, the nearby police boss said.
"Around 5:47pm the Tallahassee Police Department responded...in reference to a shooting," police chief Michael DeLeo said at a question and answer session.
"Upon arriving on scene, the officers found multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds."
First responders transported five people to a nearby hospital, with two later succumbing to their wounds, Mr DeLeo said.
One of the victims was pistol-whipped, police said.
"There are indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people, which is a testament to their courage," Mr DeLeo said.
The shooting appeared to be the act of a single person, with no further threat to the community perceived at this time, according to the police chief.