3 Students Wounded & Suspect Killed After Florida State University Shooting

Three Florida State University students have been wounded after a man opened fire at the school's Stozier Library early Thursday morning. Police then shot the suspect dead in what is being called an "isolated incident" that has shocked and rattled the school's community. From about 12:30 a.m. until 4 a.m., students were told to take shelter and several people were locked inside of the library for hours while police hunted the gunman.

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Students who were studying in the library at the time of the incident are reporting that they heard multiple gunshots and that a male voice could be heard shouting that he had been shot. They remained on lockdown for nearly four hours.

A nurse at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare says two people are being treated for gunshot wounds -- one is reportedly in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Police say a third victim was treated at the scene and released after a bullet grazed his side. Hospital officials wouldn't comment on whether more students were expected to be treated.

After arriving at the library, police reportedly located the suspect at the near entrance of the building and ordered him to drop his gun. He allegedly fired at officers and they returned fire and killed him.

The suspect's name has not been released and we are not sure whether he was a student or targeted his victims. University officials released the following statement:

The three students who have been injured are our highest priority followed by the needs of our greater university community. We will do everything possible to assist with their recovery.

The university campus will remain open today, but all classes have been canceled.

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