No identity or motive for the shooter has been released.
In an ongoing situation, nine people have been shot and one has died according to a report from CNBC and NBC News. The shooting took place in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2. There are conflicting reports as to whether the gunman is in custody or is dead.
The news first circulated from former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer’s tweets. He happened to be at the airport when the shooting began, writing “shots have been fired. Everyone is running.” It seems the situation has settle a bit, as the Fort Lauderdale airport is directing media to a staging area for a press briefing.
We will update this story as is develops.
I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017