A gunman reportedly shot three people inside a library on the campus of Florida State University and officers opened fire after the suspect shot at them, Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway stated.
Authorities fatally wounded the suspect after returning fire, Northway said in an early-morning press conference.
Northway said authorities did not believe there were any other threats related to the incident. The lockdown was later lifted and the school said on its verified Twitter account that the area was secure.
The three wounded individuals were rushed to a nearby hospital. One is in critical condition and another is in stable condition. The condition of the third was not known at press time.
A campus telephone alert urged people to take shelter in a nearby building and stay away from doors and windows. Campus and Tallahassee police declined comment.
Florida State President John Thrasher, who took office earlier this month, said by phone that he is in New York City and had no first-hand information. He said he was making arrangements to hurry back to Tallahassee.