5 Dead, Multiple Wounded in Shooting at Ft. Lauderdale Airport


January 6, 2017 by The ReadyWriter

shooting-550x338A suspect is in custody following a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport, near Hollywood, Fla., that left 3 dead and 9 wounded on Friday. The death toll is expected to rise.

The shooting occurred in terminal 2 around 12:55 pm on Friday. The Broward County mayor confirms that 5 people have died and at least 9 are wounded. The shooter is reportedly in custody.

Ft. Lauderdale airport is located about 25 miles north of Miami International Airport in South Florida.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to conflicting reports of an active shooter outside the airport and inside the baggage claim area. Officials later confirmed the shooter was a lone gunman.

As the sounds of gunshots rang out, hundreds of people rushed the doors and ran out onto the tarmac where they were quickly rounded up by airport security. Buses were brought in to ferry the people back to the terminals.

Fox News reports airport personnel are working to resume normal operations and allow planes to land in a few hours.

30 airlines are serviced at the Ft. Lauderdale airport which is among the 25 busiest airports in the country.


45 thoughts on “5 Dead, Multiple Wounded in Shooting at Ft. Lauderdale Airport

  1. Danny says:

    this shit is crazy.


  2. Ashanti says:

    13 people shot 😡 wtf??


  3. Olivijah says:

    This breaks my heart. Those families were preparing to embrace each other. And now they will have to identify a cold body. Jesus!

    May the Lord keep each family in this difficult time


  4. Flo says:

    Lord have mercy on us all from this crazy epidemic of mentally disturbed people. This is the airport I use all the time, last time one week ago. Prayers up for the victims and their families.


  5. Cameo1 says:

    wtf was the shooter waiting in baggage claim? how da fuck he get in the airport with a gun? this is crazy!!!!


  6. Acquitta says:

    Five lives snuffed away just like that! Stay prayed up, fam!
    Hold on tight to your loved ones. You never know when its your time. 😔


  7. RandomChick says:

    wow… the news is really sad. It’s a really scary place out here


  8. BrownGirl says:

    I’m praying for all affected. I hope that this year is not a year that a whole lot of crazy stuff take place.


  9. Adriane says:

    Prayers up to all impacted by this- the victims, families and witnesses.


  10. Starr says:

    Lawd have mercy!


  11. Mahogany says:

    Peace and serenity to all affected. This is out of hand.


  12. Nicole says:

    Well they’re saying the person had a military ID with the name Esteban Santiago but they are trying to verify if that is him or not


    • QTip says:

      Hey flew in from Alaska with his fireman got his luggage went into a bathroom, came out and just started shooting people randomly. dayum!!!


      • Shawnia says:

        Esteban Santiago
        they think the name is fake. they ran a check on this fucker and nothing is coming up. so his id might be fake.


  13. Adam says:

    We’re going to have to take a serious look at banning guns. Mass shootings are at an all time high.


    • Donte says:

      Doesn’t solve the problem of the millions of guns already in people’s possession.


      • Alscream says:

        Yeah but we need harsher laws on gun control like the UK. It won’t stop this kinda stuff totally but it will make it decrease drastically.


  14. Shawnia says:

    Airport is the last place you should get such fuckery.


  15. Lilly says:

    Just awful. Awful. Folks minding their business. It’s too easy to just off yourself.


  16. Wanda says:

    Its crazy how the airport is super safe EXCEPT the baggage claim area. Anybody can walk in there and lose it. SMH. Prayers to everyone there.


    • Henrietta says:

      Wanda, I agree with you. Maybe they should make baggage claim accessible only when getting off the planes. Then one entry with a checkpoint if you come in from the street. A thief can come in off the street and run off with luggage the way it is now.


  17. CeoDawg says:

    Shooter taken without incident. Ain’t that a bitch!!!
    Oh well, that tells us one thing, he ain’t/wasn’t black.


  18. Civil says:

    Tf??? That’s basically Miami airport cuz don’t nobody use the real Miami airport (if that’s what it’s called). Praying for everyone’s family members…this is senseless.


  19. Omar says:

    I know Obama can not wait to hand this epidemic off to the new guy!


    • Miss Ang says:

      He has a shit load of folders, etc sitting in a nice little pile with “Here Ya Go!!” Written in Florescent Orange Sharpie and a Smiley face at the end.
      It was already reports that there were moving trucks at the house.


  20. Princess says:

    Sadly, this just beginning of the craziness! 🙁


  21. Yvonne says:

    Ump ump ump looking like we’re headed for the worse. Prayers for all.


  22. CorporateBitch says:

    Unfortunately, 5 are now confirmed as dead


  23. Tamala says:

    He’s Hispanic.


  24. Natasha says:

    OMG noooo!


  25. UncleEd says:

    that death toll will rise


  26. Angelhair says:

    oh this is messed up on so many levels


  27. Mahogany says:

    All she have is her opinion and beliefs and dayum!


  28. Coco says:



  29. Bird says:

    mental illness is real 😥


  30. Adam says:

    Shooter had self-confessed mental problems….told that to FBI authorities in Alaska….still had possession of firearm and able to do this deed. That is why a National Registry of gun owners needs to be in place so we can get the guns out of the hands of people that should not be armed.


  31. Aceman says:

    I can’t bring a damned 8 oz. bottle of shampoo on a plane but this mentally deranged Palin Person from Alaska can bring a gun on board along with ammo and shoot anyone who looks at him funny during the flight? FOH!!


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