TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) – Two people were shot at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, an official at the local Tallahassee Memorial Health Care hospital said on Thursday.
“We have two victims from a shooting that happened on the Florida State University campus,” said a nursing supervisor at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital.
The supervisor declined to provide additional detail on the condition of the victims. It was not immediately if they were students.
Student Toni Haywood told ABC News that she was on the second floor of the Strozier Library at about 12.30 am when she heard gunshots.
Minutes later, people on the first floor ran upstairs, telling students to hide, Ms Haywood said.
"The police came on the intercom and said that there was a gunman in the lobby, and I think he said two people had been shot," Ms Haywood told ABC News in a text message.
“He said to stay away from doors and windows and to stay where we were. We all waited then the police came back on and said the gunman was in custody and to stay where we were.”
The gunman was reported to have been shot after being asked to drop his weapon, US media reported.
Earlier, ABC News reported of a "dangerous situation" on the campus and an emergency alert was sent to students, with people told to stay away from doors and windows.
Florida State University hosts a student body of some 40,000 students, according to its website.