Video Emerges Of Florida Airport Gunman Opening Fire


Video emerges of Florida airport gunman opening fire

MIAMI, Jan 9 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 09th Jan, 2017 ) : Video of the moment a gunman opened fire at a Florida airport emerged Sunday as authorities try to piece together his motive for traveling to the state to carry out a killing spree that left five dead and six wounded.

Iraq war vet Esteban Santiago flew to the Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday and retrieved a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and ammunition that he had declared and packed in his checked luggage. Video released by the TMZ website showed Santiago, bearded and wearing a blue shirt, walking calmly through the baggage claim area.

He strolled past some passengers before nonchalantly removing a gun from his waistband and shooting it, then running off the screen.

One woman hid behind a luggage cart as others ducked for cover following a brief moment of stunned confusion.

TMZ did not say where it obtained the video, and showed only a 20-second portion that included the moments leading up to the attack and the first shots. According to authorities, Santiago, who had previously shown signs of "erratic behavior," continued shooting until he ran out of ammunition.

The suspect, who traveled from Alaska on a one-way ticket, fired approximately 10 to 15 rounds "in a methodical manner," FBI agent Michael Ferlazzo wrote in court records, according to US media.