Hot Joga Tallahassee seems to have been trying to rescue Scott and Paul Beierle, a 40-year-old Florida man named Deltona, and save themselves and others, said police chief Tallahassee, Michael DeLeo.
The police picked up 911 from the shooting at 5:37. On Fridays and minutes, the hot yoga flow class began, according to the website of the studio.
When the officers arrived, they found that six people were shot and one man was a pistol.
Two victims died. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21.
Two other women were in stable condition at the hospital. One was shot nine times and the other had a ball on his body, Mayor Andrew Gillum Tallahassee told reporters. Gillum is a democratic candidate for the Governor of Florida.
"The truth is that these events are too common in our society," Gillum said. "I would ask the community to continue to raise victims who are still recovering from their injuries."
Gillum met with the victims on Friday evening after returning from the Shabbat service in Southern Fleming, respected by 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue a week ago.
Three other victims of Friday's shooting were released from the hospital.
The armed man, who was dead when the officers arrived, died of a possible suicide shot, the police chief said.
They believe he was acting alone, said the boss, and there is no danger to the community.
It is unclear what motivated the attack, the police said.
Victims: doctor and college student
DeLeo said the investigators could not immediately contact the armed and the victims.
"After learning the deaths of Maura Binkley and Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, there are no words that express a sense of shock and sorrow." This tragic and violent death of our students and one of our members is just a devastating family of the Florida State University, "said John Thrasher, president of the Florida State, in a statement published in a Twitter account.
"We experience this loss deeply and send our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of Maura and Nancy as we pray for the healing of the injured."
"As soon as we process the violent abusive act that we held today in a community of peace in our community, we keep our hearts in touch with those who are affected and lift them in love," officials are tweeting about the city's verified account.
CNN Danielle Hackett, Patrick Cornell and Steve Almasy have contributed to this report.