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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting – Lone Gunman Kills Five, Puts Eight in Hospital

One gunman began shooting people just before 1:00 pm Friday at a Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport baggage claim killing several and injuring 8 more.

Reports say that Esteban Santiago entered the terminal 2 baggage claim, pulled a gun out of his own checked luggage and just began shooting people at random. Five people have been confirmed dead with another 8 hospitalized.

Santiago reloaded his firearm three times before surrendering to authorities.

Shortly after taking Esteban into custody, a report of more shots fired and a second active shooter situation was declared in the terminal 2 parking garage, but that report was later proven false.

Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood Airport then closed the entire airport and it will remain closed until Saturday morning.

A firearm was photographed on the floor of the baggage terminal and may be the firearm Santiago used to shoot 13 people.

Fort Lauderdale shooter's gun
Firearm at Ft. Lauderdale shooting site – appears to be a Walther PPS.

*This is an ongoing story and information will be updated as information becomes available.

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