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    Three People Including Gunman Killed, 5 Others Wounded in Shooting in Florida

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Three people, including the gunman, were killed and five others were wounded in a shooting at the Hot Yoga studio in the US city of Tallahassee, the capital of the southeastern state of Florida, the local police chief said.

    The police received a shooting report at 5:37 p.m. (21:37 GMT) on Friday and immediately responded to it, Michael DeLeo said.

    "The gunman is deceased. Earlier we reported that one victim had passed away. We have had another victim pass away at the hospital from the injuries that they sustained. And then, there are four additional people that have suffered gunshot injuries. And then, we have that one gentleman who was pistol-whipped during the struggle," DeLeo told reporters during a 10:00 p.m. update on the incident, which was later published by the police on Facebook late on Friday.

    Four people who had sustained gunshot wounds were in critical condition, DeLeo said.

    The police had tentatively identified the gunman and were focused on positively identifying the suspect and his links to the victims, the police chief pointed out.

    • Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.
      Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.
      © AP Photo / Steve Cannon
    • Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.
      Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.
      © AP Photo / Steve Cannon
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    © AP Photo / Steve Cannon
    Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.

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