Man Who Killed 2 At Florida Yoga Studio Was Misogynist Extremist

Man Who Killed 2 At Florida Yoga Studio Was Misogynist Extremist

Man Who Killed 2 At Florida Yoga Studio Was Misogynist Extremist

Scott Paul Beierle, 40, killed two women in a Tallahassee studio and wounded five other people before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said the shooter died from a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities say it's not clear why he carried out the attack. No motive for the shootings has been established. The Volusia County Sherriff's Office and Tallahassee police searched his home in Deltona Saturday morning, police said.

Beierle, who was staying at a local hotel prior to the shooting, was visiting the city but he was not a complete stranger to Florida's capital.

Florida State University student Maura Binkley was a "beloved sister", her sorority said.

In 2014, according to BuzzFeed News, Beierle posted a series of misogynist and racist videos to YouTube. CNN has not verified the man in the videos is the gunman.

"There are whores in - not only every city, not only every town, but every village", Beierle ranted in one of the videos, according to the report. "Made another date, didn't show up".

The gunman took his own life at the yoga studio before police arrived. "That was me, certainly, as an adolescent", he said.

The videos had names like "Plight of the Adolescent Male" and "Dangers of Diversity".

A total of seven victims have been identified: six gunshot victims, and one pistol whipped victim. Rodger had written a manifesto in which he lamented his virginity, which he blamed on the "cruelness of women". "This endless wasteland that breeds this longing and this frustration".

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"At this time, all indications are this is the act of a single person", DeLeo said. Minassian also stated his desire to "overthrow" all the "Chads and Stacys", incel vernacular for good-looking men and women.

"In practice this goes beyond simply having sex and enters the realm of having no possibility of finding a partner, either to get validation, love, or acceptance from", the site states.

The two slain were a student and faculty member at Florida State, according to university officials.

Van Vessem was a faculty member of FSU's medical school and Binkley was a student at the university, Tallahassee station WCTV reported. She participated in an FSU exchange program over the summer and spent four months studying at the University of Wuppertal, near Dusseldorf in Germany.

'Our hearts are filled with sorrow and prayers for her family. Police said the studio appeared to have been picked as a target at random.

Van Vessem also worked as chief medical director for Capital Health Plan, which described her in a statement as a "guiding, visionary force" and "one of the most respected, inspiring, and accomplished medical professionals in the state and country".

Binkley, a senior at Florida State, was set to graduate in May, said Azalee Vereen, her aunt. "She was our friend and a champion for end-of-life care".

In 2014, Beierle was charged with trespassing at a dining hall on campus and was given pretrial intervention, although it was unclear exactly what that entailed or how the case was resolved.

John Thrasher, the university's president, released a statement regarding their deaths.

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