‘Gun free’ zones: aka sitting duck area for innocent civilians. Arm them and then the gunman might think twice about going on the attack.
Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early today in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic.
Officers confronted the gunman and ordered him to drop his weapon, but he fired one shot at them and they unleashed a volley of shots, Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway said.
While police did not say if the wounded were shot by the gunman, senior Sarah Evans from Miami said she was inside the library and heard a male student say he had been shot.
When she looked at him, he was on the ground with blood spreading on his pants leg.
Northway said authorities did not believe there were any other threats related to the incident.
Shortly after 4am, a loud tone sounded across the campus followed by an announcement that the campus was ‘all clear.’
At the same time, authorities allowed hundreds of students who had been shepherded in a classroom building next to Strozier Library, a multistory building in the center of the Tallahassee campus, to return to their homes.
Hours after the shooting, detectives could be seen inspecting the body of the suspected gunman, who was lying face down at the top of an access ramp just outside the library.