TALLAHASSEE, FL (WALB) - Florida Governor Rick Scott called people to pray for and think of Florida State University Thursday in the wake of a shooting that injured three and left a gunman dead.
Gov. Scott and FSU President John Thrasher joined for a news conference at 10 a.m. He encouraged the public to take time to process the tragedy. Thrasher said officers training helped diffuse the situation quickly.
Police later reported the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University's law school. Abigail Taunton told the Associated Press that May had recently been staying at a guest house she owns in a rural area in the Florida Panhandle. She said police interviewed her husband, David, after the shooting.
Three people were hospitalized and the gunman that opened fire is dead after the shooting that happened inside the Strozier Library at the university.
Authorities placed the school on lockdown around midnight and students were told to stay inside and away from windows.
Police said the gunman was shot and killed when he opened fire on responding officers.
One of the victims was listed in critical condition while another was listed as stable at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The condition of the third victim was not known.
All classes on the university's main campus were canceled for Thursday.
University President Thrasher said the Strozier Library will reopen Friday.
Florida State University released this statement regarding the campus shooting:
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