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Mass Shooting At Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
 
January 6, 2017 - Mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport at the baggage claim area in Terminal Two, a Delta and Air Canada terminal. The shooter, who is believed to be a lone gunman, has been identified as 26 year old Esteban Santiago-Ruiz.

The shooting which occurred just before 1 PM lasted almost one minute, Santiago-Ruiz shot and killed five people and wounded six others at which point it was reported that the gunman ran out of ammunition, he then laid down on the floor and surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer who was at the airport at the time tweeted "Shots have been fired. Everyone is running." Passengers and airport personnel ran for safety, many exited the terminal area and ran outside onto the secure aircraft ramp area.
 
The airport has been completely shut down, only emergency flights are allowed to land, this after the FAA issued a Ground Stop Notice. Most flight have been routed to Miami International Airport.It has been reported that the shooter, a resident of Alaska had taken a flight from Anchorage to Fort Lauderdale with a connecting flight in Saint Paul International Airport.

Santiago-Ruiz a military veteran had declared and checked in a Walther PPS 9 mm semi-automatic pistol in his baggage which was stored in the belly of the aircraft. Upon arriving at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, the gunman went down to the baggage claim area, retrieved his bag, went into the men’s room loaded his gun and came out shooting for no apparent reason.
 

 

 

 
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