He killed himself at the scene on Friday.
Van Vessem was an internist who also served as chief medical director for Capital Health Plan, the area's leading health maintenance organization. She planned to graduate in May with a double major in English and German, according to her family and the school's website. "We all have been so blessed to have Nancy in our lives". One woman said in a police report that Beierle grabbed her while she was at a soda fountain and she "thought it may have been her boyfriend at first".
"We all feel a sense of added vulnerability" because of the shooting, the mayor said. He declined to say what kind of gun the shooter had.
The gunman appeared to have acted alone and there was no immediate threat to the Tallahassee community, DeLeo said. She said three people from the studio ran in, and they were told there was an active shooter.
"It was a shocking moment that something would happen like this.it's bad that this is, this is a thing", she said.
The man eventually stopped in the studio's doorway, pulled a gun from the bag and loaded it in front of the students. City Commissioner Scott Maddox was among officials who went to the incident.
"In my public service career, I have had to be on some bad scenes".
A woman who filed a police report against Beierle told The AP she's never forgotten how "creepy" he was.
The plaza is home to popular restaurants, a jewellery store, a framing shop, a hair salon and other businesses.
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The death toll from the shooting inside a small Tallahassee shopping center now stands at three, including the suspect.
"We just heard "pow, pow, pow, pow", Mr Wesson said. "It sounded like a limb falling on a tin roof and rolling".
"I'm deeply appreciative of law enforcement's quick response to the shooting at the yoga facility in Tallahassee today", he wrote.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam campaigned for Gillum at an 8:30 a.m. event in Lake Worth, where Gillum was initially scheduled to appear prior to the Orlando stop. One victim died at a hospital, and police said later Friday night that a second person also died.
Beierle posted several videos to a YouTube channel in 2014 that painted himself as the victim of "treachery" by numerous "females" he has wanted to "court".
"There are no words to express the shock and grief we feel", he said in a statement Saturday. "I'm in close communication with law enforcement officials and will be returning to Tallahassee tonight", Gillum tweeted.
Florida State University President John Thrasher says Dr Van Vessem and Ms Binkley had ties to the university.
Tallahassee's crime and murder rate has been an issue in the governor's race, with Gillum's opponent, Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, calling the capital Florida's most crime-ridden city, a claim that is incorrect.
"There were indications that several people not only fought back but tried to save other people", Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said at a news conference.