VIDEO: 3 Shot at Florida State, Campus and Local Police Kill Gunman

Panic swept through the Florida State University library early Thursday when a rampaging gunman shot three people before being killed in a hail of police bullets, police said.

More than 300 students scrambled for exits or ducked for cover when the shooting began at Strozier Library. Officers responding to 911 calls confronted the gunman and ordered him to drop his weapon, Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway told USA Today.

Northway said the gunman fired at them, and the officers responded with a volley of shots. Campus police turned the investigation over to the Tallahassee department.

The Associated Press reported that the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University's law school. AP cited a law enforcement official who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to release the name.