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TERROR IN FLORIDA: MASS SHOOTING at Fort Lauderdale Airport, 5 Dead, 9 Shot



UPDATE: 1:17 p.m. EST — One person has died and nine people were shot at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday, according to NBC News’ Bradd Jaffy on Twitter.

There was an apparent shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, according to various media reports and tweets from Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary.

“I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running,” Fleischer tweeted Friday afternoon. He later followed up, tweeting, “The police said there is one shooter and five victims.”

NY Post: A gunman opened fire inside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday afternoon, killing at least one person and injuring eight others, according to reports.

The shooter was taken into custody, law enforcement sources told NBC News. One of the victims was shot in the head, according to a Sun Sentinel reporter

The airport tweeted about 1:15 p.m. that there is “an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim.”
Twitter users reported being returned to planes amid the chaos.

“Shots have been fired. Everyone is running,” ex-White House press secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted.


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