At least five people have died and eight injured after a gunman opened fire in the baggage reclaim area at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida. Unconfirmed reports suggest an active shooter situation may still be underway at the airport.
The government’s Transport Security Administration said on Twitter: “Update: Active shooter at #FLL. Shelter in place. Airport closed.” The office earlier confirmed five people died, eight were injured and one suspect was in custody following the mass shooting.Witness Chenet Nerette claimed the gunman appeared to be a white man using a handgun, TMZ reports. He said the gunman “took a knee right before he opened fire”, suggesting he was preparing for the massacre. Terrifying Twitter reports described “everyone running” after shots were fired shortly before 6pm. Other witness report passengers cowering in fear and pools of blood on the airport floor.