Around 1 p.m. on Friday, gunshots erupted at Fort Lauderdale airport, leaving over a dozen people injured or killed. According to authorities, the shooter was working alone. He is now under federal custody.
According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Twitter, as of now, five people have been reported dead, and eight people were transported to an area hospital.
The shooting took place at the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 where the shooter shot quick bursts “randomly shooting,” with a 9 mm and approximately three magazines.
“Once he finished shooting he walked out through door 2, threw his gun on the ground, and laid on the ground spread-eagle until an officer came… about a minute later,” said eyewitness Mark Lea to MSNBC.
Senator Bill Nelson appeared on MSNBC from the Capitol in DC, confirming that the shooter was Esteban Santiago, 26: “He was carrying a military I.D…
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