Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting – Multiple Casualties

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting – Multiple Casualties

Florida- Multiple people are being reported as killed and multiple others injured when a gunman opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The shooter is in custody. The Airport has shut down, and people have been advised to contact their carriers for further information. According to numerous reports, at least 5 people were killed. Broward County Sheriff advises 8 people transported to the hospital.

UPDATE: Senator Bill Nelson has identified the shooter as “Esteban Santiago.” His motive is as yet unknown. Santiago was a member of the Puerto Rico National Guard, and deployed to Iraq previously.

The Broward County Sheriff’s office reported that at about 12:55 they received a call of shots fired at 100 Terminal Drive at the airport. The incident reportedly took place in the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim area, according to CNBC.

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When the suspect ran out of ammo, witnesses said he laid down “spread eagle” on the ground. Odd, that. Passengers were evacuated out onto the Tarmac.

Florida Governor Rick Scott state that he was on his way to Fort Lauderdale to be briefed by law enforcement officials.  Police stated that the man was a lone shooter, and they did not believe he had an accomplice working with him. He is currently in custody and police are investigating.

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Faye Higbee
Faye Higbee
I'm a published author of 4 books, numerous short stories, blogs and editorials. I've been working at Uncle Sam's since 2013. I have two degrees in Criminal Justice and worked for over 31 years at a local police department. I have been a patriotic American since I was a child.

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