Hero used a broom to fight gunman during Tallahassee yoga class killing

Joshua Quick was able to distract the gunman, allowing others in the class to escape.
1:34 | 11/04/18

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We move on to the horror at a Tallahassee yoga class. Two women killed in a surprise attack. What investigators are calling the gunman's misogynistic and racist tendencies and the ABC news exclusive with the man who took on that shooter. Here's ABC's Zachary kiesch. Reporter: Tonight new videos of the alleged shooter, 40-year-old Scott Beierle, a military vet who openly shared his misogynistic and racist views on YouTube. He only hung out with black people. He brought in -- there was like four of them. And I felt like saying, pretty good day at the slave auction, huh? Reporter: In the videos he eludes to an apparent deep rejection he felt from women. Made one date, didn't show up. Made another date, didn't show up. Reporter: Friday night police say he walked into a hot yoga studio with a duffel bag, pulled out a gun and just started shooting. I got a shot through my thigh. Reporter: That's when Joshua quick jumped into action and took on the shooter. The only thing that was there was this vacuum with the heavy end. The gun stopped firing. I don't know if it jammed or what so I used that opportunity and hit him over the head with it. Reporter: Tonight he's being dubbed a hero. I want to thank that guy from the bottom of my heart because he saved my life. Reporter: Before taking his own life, Beierle shot six people killing two, Dr. Nancy van vessem and Maura Binkley. Van vessem, a Florida state faculty member and Maura Binkley, a student there. Police are still investigating what may have triggered him to kill. Tom. Zachary kiesch for us tonight, thank you.

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