Five people are killed and 45 injured after gunfire opened by a gunman in south Florida at Fort Lauderdale airport.
According to Authorities, they had arrested 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, an Army National Guard veteran was honorably discharged last August from the Alaskan National Guard in connection with the shootings and also served in Iraq. According to his brother Esteban Santiago was taking psychological treatment in these days .
According to US officials said Esteban Santiago was a passenger on a Delta flight from Anchorage via Minneapolis and carried a gun, which he loaded in the bathroom before opening fire in the baggage claim area of terminal 2.
According to sources, his gunfire killed five people and wounded eight, but a total of 37 other people suffered minor injuries after the incident, including and diabetic-related issues panic attacks said by the Broward Sheriff’s office. They said that the number of people injured was a bad situation and could not say how many people were critically injured.
Rick Scott, Florida governor said the shooting was an evil act and requested for prayers for the victims in hospital, many of whom are fighting for their lives. He also told that now was not the time to be political and discuss gun rights.
He did not call President Barack Obama, but rather phoned elected president Donald Trump. He also said “I am going to do everything I can to keep everyone safe,” he added. “I’m not going to tolerate this.” Barbara Sharief, mayor of Broward County, told that shooter acted alone.
Investigators have not yet determined a reason for the shooting. The shootings the gunman had laid down in a spread eagle style and was on the ground for 10 to 15 minutes before the police officers arrived about 73,000 passengers pass through Fort Lauderdale International Airport daily.