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Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida leaves 5 Dead

January 7, 2017 | By

Florida, USA: As per media reports a US Army veteran opened gunfire at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in which 5 people were killed while eight others were wounded. Troubled Iraq War veteran reportedly complained that the government was controlling his mind. ‘He was taken into custody after throwing his empty weapon down and lying spread-eagle on the ground’, media reports quote a witness.

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The gunman was identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, who served in Iraq with the National Guard but was demoted and discharged last year for unsatisfactory performance. His brother said he had been receiving psychological treatment recently.

“People started kind of screaming and trying to get out of any door they could or hide under the chairs,” the witness, Mark Lea, told MSNBC. “He just kind of continued coming in, just randomly shooting at people, no rhyme or reason to it.”

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