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Friday, January 6, 2017
Multiple Dead, 8 Injured in SHOOTING at Ft. Lauderdale Airport
DEVELOPING – There are "multiple people dead" and at least eight injured Friday after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, the Broward County Sheriff says.
The shooting took place around 1 p.m. local time and a suspect is in custody. The city's mayor said there was only one shooter involved.
The office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott said state law enforcement have not confirmed a motive behind the shooting. Scott is traveling to the scene to be briefed by law enforcement.
The ATF is responding to the scene. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was monitoring the shooting and getting regular updates -- part of standard practice, a federal law enforcement source told Fox News.
The airport is the 21st busiest in the United States and serves 21 different airlines. Nearly 2.5 million people passed through the airport in November, according to a county government report.
Fox News' Matt Dean, Catherine Herridge, Phil Keating and The Associated Press contributed to this report.u