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(NEWSER)– Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early today in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside fled or took cover in panic.

According to university newspaper FS View, the gunman opened fire around 12:30am on the first floor of a library and was shot dead after officers confronted him and ordered him to drop his weapon; he instead fired one shot at them and they unleashed a volley of shots back, Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway says. Students who had been in the library described a chaotic scene in which they heard shots, followed by students either barricading themselves in parts of the library or taking cover.

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