The shooting Friday was in a small shopping center at Thomasville Road and Bradford Road. In total, six people were shot by the gunman and a seventh victim was injured when he was pistol whipped. Two people died at the hospital and the other four are in critical condition, DeLeo said.
"There were indications that several people not only fought back but tried to save other people", DeLeo told reporters, confirming that one man was pistol-whipped.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate for Florida, is leaving the campaign trail to return to Florida's capital. Authorities have not identified the assailant or the victims.
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.
City Commissioner Scott Maddox was on the scene.
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Other victims, barefoot from their yoga class, came into the bar in clear shock and barely able to speak anything but the word "shooter", the newspaper reported.
"In my public service career, I have had to be on some bad scenes".
He wrote: 'I'm deeply appreciative of law enforcement's quick response to the shooting at the yoga facility in Tallahassee today. No act of gun violence is acceptable. "I'm in close communication with law enforcement officials and will be returning to Tallahassee tonight".
Republican Governor Rick Scott, who is challenging Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, called DeLeo and the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to get details of the shooting.