Several minutes ago we were made aware of a shooting on the campus of Florida State University. Early reports state that two people were shot in the university’s Strozier Library and the school has locked down the dormitories and a second campus library.
Students have been tweeting pictures, reports, and condolences throughout the last hour.
— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) November 20, 2014
A lot of police activity on the heart of Florida State's campus nothing confirmed yet pic.twitter.com/h4V1r8HkGk
— James Buechele (@JamesBuechele) November 20, 2014
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 20, 2014
— Jeff (@saintwarrick) November 20, 2014
The gunman was in the lobby and I was sitting in the 1st floor Starbucks. The entire 1st floor went into chaos. I can't believe this
— alex lauren (@alxlrn) November 20, 2014
— David Sillick (@jbjpublisher) November 20, 2014
A YouTube video has already emerged of students huddled between rows of bookshelves. A man can be heard speaking over the intercom, announcing a shooting in the library and requesting students to stay put and only contact authorities should they have a victim or valuable information.
There are conflicting reports on the status of the gunman. Some, such as FSUNews.com, are reporting that the gunman is in police custody. However, some social media users claim he was shot and killed by police.
FSU gunman has been SHOT and killed by police, according to FSU student sitting in Bellamy, where students from Stroz are being held.
— Jessica Davis (@davisposts) November 20, 2014
CNN International has already interviewed an eye witness to the shooting.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. We will update this article as more information becomes available. .
CNN is reporting a third person was shot in the library. They have also confirmed that the gunman was shot and killed by campus police.
Official: 3 shot on Florida State University campus by gunman who was later shot & killed by campus police Thursday. http://t.co/IvbhPtfXQn
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 20, 2014
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