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Three students injured in 'senseless' uni shooting

Florida State University has confirmed that three students were injured today when a gunman opened fire in a library on campus.

University President John Thrasher said they were trying to "make sense of a senseless incident".

Florida gunman shot dead after firing at police

The scene outside Florida State University after the shooting. Credit: RTV

A man was shot dead by police after he wounded three people and then opened fire on officers at a US university.

Officers confronted the attacker outside Florida State University's Strozier Library, ordered him to drop his weapon, then shot him dead when he opened fire on them, Tallahassee police said.

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'Area secured' after US university shooting

Florida State University tweeted that the area where a reported shooting incident took place earlier has been "secured".

'Two shot' at US university campus

Two people have been shot at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, a local hospital official said.

Campus police said the incident was ongoing but declined to provide more information, while the university urged people to seek shelter and remain indoors.

The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported that students said the shooting occurred at a library on campus.

"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.

'Dangerous situation' on Florida State University's Campus

Report: 'Dangerous situation' on Florida State University's Campus Credit: FSU

A 'dangerous situation' has been reported on Florida State University's Campus with students told to take shelter.

An emergency alert has been posted on the university's website, telling students to "take shelter immediately", and also to stay "away from doors and windows".

Reporters from a number of media outlets have said there has been a shooting on the campus.

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Couple rescued after treading water for 14 hours

A couple who were forced to tread water for 14 hours after falling off their boat have been rescued.

Sean McGovern, 50, and Melissa Morris, 52, were spotted by two off-duty police detectives and a firefighter who were enjoying a fishing trip off the coast of Florida.

Sean McGovern and Melissa Morris were forced to tread water for 14 hours before being rescued. Credit: NBC News

The group originally thought they had seen fish or birds on the surface of the water, but soon identified the exhausted pair and quickly pulled them to safety.

The couple told their rescuers that they had fallen off their boat - which subsequently pulled away from them - in Key Largo 14 hours earlier and had since drifted 10 nautical miles.

Both were suffering from mild hypothermia and jellyfish sings at the time of their rescue, officials said.

Recent bad weather 'may have contributed to blast'

Part of the Escambia County Jail that was damaged in the blast. Credit: NBC News

The explosion at a Florida jail may have been caused by the recent extreme weather in the region, a spokesperson has said.

"We have reports people heard an explosion and smelled gas. There was no fire," County spokeswoman Kathleen Castro said, adding that the blast may have been related to severe storms that have hit the southern United States.

"The facility did receive extensive flooding as a result of the rains yesterday," she said.

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