Gunman killed after shootings on Florida State campus

A gunman was shot dead at a Florida State University library early Thursday after shootings that left three injured.

At least two of the injured had been shot, campus police and hospital officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night.

The gunman was killed by officers when he opened fire on them, police said.

John Ehab, a sophomore from Tampa, told the Associated Press that he was on Strozier Library’s third floor when he heard multiple gunshots.

“Everyone heard them,” he said. People took cover in the book aisles to hide from the gunman in case he came onto the floor, Ehab said.


Freshman Nikolai Hernandez told AP that he was in his dorm room across from the library when he heard five or six rapid gunshots.

“It was a consecutive bop, bop, bop, bop, bop,” Hernandez said. “It makes me definitely a little bit nervous. I was supposed to be in the library. I had a paper to do and I got a little bit lazy and decided not to do it.”

The university issued an emergency alert to students and said there was a “dangerous situation” on the main campus and to seek shelter immediately.

After the gunman was shot, Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway told AP that authorities did not believe there were any other threats related to the incident.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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