Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Categories: 01-January, Mass Shooting Timelines: Attacks

January 6, 2017:

Iraq war veteran, Esteban Santiago, opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol in Terminal 2 baggage claim at Fort Lauderdale airport.  He withdrew the gun and began shooting at his victims’ heads until he had exhausted his ammunition. He was then confronted by a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy who placed him under arrest without resistance.—DOJ

Impact:

  • 5 fatalities
  • 6 injured

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