Three wounded in Florida university shooting, gunman killed

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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 1:50 AM

(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire at a Florida university library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early on Thursday, police said.

Officers confronted the attacker outside Florida State University's Strozier Library, ordered him to drop his weapon, then shot him dead when he opened fire on them, Tallahassee police said.

Three people were wounded, police spokesman David Northway told reporters, without giving further details. A nursing supervisor at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said medics were treating two victims for gunshot wounds.

Graduate student Alexandra Lauren told CNN that she was in the library at the time of the shooting.

"We heard the gunshots, and then it was in a matter of seconds the entire first floor just seemed to go into chaos," Lauren said, her voice wavering.

"It was very scary. I'm just more heartbroken than anything else. FSU means a lot to me," she added.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Paul Tait and Andrew Heavens)