Multiple Dead, Injured in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting; BSO: Second Shooter Claim Unfounded

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Today a shooting at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport has left five people dead and eight with injuries, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Twitter.

The TSA claimed there was an additional active shooter on the airport premises. However, Broward Deputy Sheriff Scott Israel dismissed reports of another shooting, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Initial shots were reported at 12:55 p.m. in Terminal 2 baggage claim area, writes the airport on Twitter. The eight injured have been transported to a hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

One subject is in custody.

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer was at the airport at the time of the shooting. At the time, he tweeted:


NBC News spoke to a witness who claimed the first gunman was immediately shot by police after the incident occurred.

"He was gunned down by police," the witness said. "It was absolutely surreal. People were scared and frantically running to avoid being shot. People were tripping over each other. They were trying to make a fast exit out of the door."

The airport is closed and “will be for an extended period of time.”


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