Incident Summary:

11/02/2018: An assailant entered Hot Yoga Tallahassee and opened fire in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. At least two people were killed and five other people were injured before the assailant killed himself. Authorities identified the assailant as Scott Paul Beierle, who was described as a misogynist that identified as an involuntary celibate.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at 1950 Thomasville Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Hot Yoga Tallahassee
Specific Description Yoga Studio
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A Glock 9-mm pistol was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included women Nancy Van Vessem and Maura Binkley.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Incel extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 3
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 5
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunman in Yoga Studio Shooting Recorded Misogynistic Videos and Faced Battery Charges," The New York Times, November 3, 2018.