Florida yoga studio owner ‘shattered and horrified’ by shooting
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Florida yoga studio owner ‘shattered and horrified’ by shooting

  • Florida State University held a vigil Sunday night for the two women fatally shot at a Tallahassee yoga studio Friday as investigators try to establish why the alleged gunman opened fire.
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    Police investigators worked the scene of a shooting, Friday, in Tallahassee, Fla. A shooter killed one person and critically wounded four others at a yoga studio in Florida’s capital before killing himself Friday, officials said.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. >> The owner of a Florida yoga studio where two women were fatally shot has posted an emotional Facebook message about the tragedy.

Brittani Whittington wrote today that she’s shattered and horrified from what happened Friday during a yoga class.

She also said she normally holds compassion for people who perpetrate crimes, but right now she “hates” Scott Paul Beierle.

Authorities say the 40-year-old posed as a customer during a yoga class, then began shooting. A 61-year-old faculty member at Florida State University and a 21-year-old FSU student were killed. Five others were injured. Beierle then killed himself.

Also today, the Tallahassee Democrat reported that Beierle was fired as a substitute teacher from Volusia County Schools in May for inappropriately touching a female student.

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