Gunman wounds 3, shot to death by campus police outside FSU library

A gunman on the campus of Florida State University wounded three before being shot to death by campus police.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the shooting occurred at the Strozier Library of the Tallahassee campus about 12:30 a.m. Thursday when officers from the Florida State University Police Department confronted the gunman and ordered him to drop his weapon.

The gunman fired instead, and police killed him. There were no other suspects involved, police said.

One of the victims was in critical condition, one was in stable condition and one was treated and released, news reports said.

The library was packed with students studying for finals and FSU is providing counseling for anyone who needs it, Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn told the Democrat.

Allison Kope, a freshman from Cocoa Beach, was about 25 feet from the front door of the library when the chaos began. She heard a strange noise and about two minutes later people started talking about a shooter.

“You hear people say ‘a gun is in the building, a gun is in the building,'” she said. “No one really knew what to do. You never think anything like this is going to happen to you.”

Check out the police press conference on the shooting from Thursday morning.

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