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Fort Lauderdale - Five people are confirmed dead and another hospitalized in a mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Holywood airport. The suspect was taken into custody and was believed to have been acting alone, now we are receiving preliminary reports of a second possible shooter in the parking garage area. The second possible shooter is being widely reported but we have not been able to confirm this information at this time. There is definitely a heavy police presence flooding the parking garage.
Active search: Unconfirmed reports of addt'l shots fired on airport property.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017
Witnesses describe a suspect who entered the baggage claim area and opened fire on everybody. It was initially unknown if the shooting was the result of a dispute or a terrorist attack. Based on the preliminary descriptions coming in, it appears to be a terrorist attack.
The suspect's identity has not been confirmed, but he had a military identification on him identifying him as Esteban Santiago, 26, from New Jersey.
It's still unknown if there is actually a second shooter or if the suspect acted alone.
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Another shooting?!? Wow! Can't believe it! Thoughts and prayers out to the victims and their families. ?? #FortLauderdale pic.twitter.com/G9AUx4dTGh
— E5QUIRE (@Dj_E5QUIRE) January 6, 2017