Five people are dead and at least 8 are injured after an individual opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Friday afternoon.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon five people were killed in the shooting and the shooter is in police custody. The shooter is Esteban Santiago.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters at least 13 people were shot inside Terminal 2 near the baggage claim area. The five people who died in the incident will not be identified to the press until next of kin are notified.
Esteban Santiago went to baggage claim Friday afternoon and picked up his one piece of checked luggage.
There were no other bags, just a case with a handgun inside.
Santiago — who just a few months ago reportedly had a mental evaluation after a bizarre visit to an FBI office in Alaska — allegedly took the gun out of its case and fired at other passengers.
The shooting sent the terminal into chaos, with people running for cover. They started running again when rumors of more gunshots and a possible second shooter spread through busy Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Almost 40 more people were hurt in the rushed evacuation after the attack. Some suffered sprains and bruises; others had broken bones.