A shooting that took place at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport has left multiple people dead and many more injured. The shooting took place on Friday a little before 1PM. Five people are confirmed dead and eight people have been injured and transferred to an area hospital, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. One subject is in custody.
NBC News reports that the shooter is identified 26 year old Esteban Santiago from New Jersey.
Update: 5 ppl dead; 8 injured were taken to an area hospital.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017
The Broward Sheriff’s Office received a call about the shooting at 12:55PM. The shooting occurred at the baggage claim area at Terminal 2. The airport has suspended all services.
— Ft. Laude-Hlwd Int’l (@FLLFlyer) January 6, 2017
Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN that the shooter is in custody and was a “lone shooter” and there’s “no evidence at this time that he was acting with anyone else.”
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer was at the scene.
I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
Videos have surfaced on Twitter showing chaos in the airport during the shooting.
— DANFOLGER PHOTO (@danfolger) January 6, 2017
President Elect Donald Trump tweeted that he is “monitoring the terrible situation in Florida.”
Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017