Multiple people have been reported dead after a lone gunman opened fire in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport on Friday afternoon, CNN reports.
According to officials, there are five fatalities and 13 injuries. The injured persons were transported to a local hospital, according to tweets from the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
Officials released the name of the shooter, Esteban Santiago, who was carrying a military ID.
CNN reports Santiago is in custody and acted alone, according to Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. Police have evacuated passengers from surrounding areas in the airport.
The incident took place near the baggage claim area at Terminal 2 around 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday afternoon.
The shooting occurred just over 200 miles from Orlando, the site of the June 12, 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting.
Passengers were seen scurrying and running for cover during multiple tense moments.
Authorities are still investigating motive. This story is developing.
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Everything You Need To Know About Baltimore City’s State Attorney Marilyn Mosby
1. Marilyn Mosby is the youngest chief prosecutor in any major U.S. city.Source:Instagram 1 of 10
2. The 35-year-old state attorney is a registered Democrat who’s dedicated to creating an atmosphere of transparency and accountability in Baltimore City.Source:Instagram 2 of 10
3. Her husband is councilman Nick Mosby. The two met while attending Tuskegee University in Alabama.Source:Instagram 3 of 10
4. Marilyn Mosby is a Boston native who attended Boston College Law School.Source:Instagram 4 of 10
5. Marilyn comes from a family of police officers. Her uncles, father, and grandfather were all police officers. Her grandfather was actually one of the first African-American officers in Massachusetts.Source:Instagram 5 of 10
6. Marilyn’s a mother of two little girls. She was elected in office back in November 2014, and became widely known as the crime crusader.Source:Instagram 6 of 10
7. Before becoming a state attorney, Marilyn was an attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance.Source:Instagram 7 of 10
8. Marilyn’s only been on the job since January. Before becoming a state attorney, she was an assistant state attorney.Source:Instagram 8 of 10
9. It wasn’t until her cousin was murdered in 1994 that Marilyn decided she wanted to dedicate her life to the criminal justice system.Source:Instagram 9 of 10
10. When she was only six-years-old, Mosby was accepted in a school desegregation program in Massachusetts. Her experience in the program later prompted her to participate in a study of the civil rights movement.Source:Instagram 10 of 10