The numbers are now at 5 dead, and 8 wounded, after a fatal shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. Details of he situation are still coming in and there are a lot of gaps, but we are starting to get a picture of the man behind the gun.
On the lower floor of terminal 2 Esteban Santiago opened fire shooting into the crowd of travellers what seemed randomly. Witnesses have mentioned it seemed as though he was primarily aiming for older people, and mostly head shots.
He is 26 years old, and allegedly a former member of the Puerto Rico National Guard. His comfort and proficiency with firearms is a chilling reminder to his 10 months served in Iraq.
Apparently, Esteban flew from Alaska, picking up his firearm from baggage claim and starting his shooting spree. Federal guidelines allow for passengers to check unloaded guns in a locked case, and also allows for ammunition to be placed in checked baggage.
Oddly enough, once the shooter ran out of bullets he surrendered and peacefully allowed himself to be arrested.
‘Sources’ say that Santiago was undergoing mental health treatment, and had issues with hearing voices in his head. Several months ago he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage and claimed the CIA was forcing him to join ISIS.
The brother has chimed into the discussion talking about Esteban. He grew up in Puerto Rico, served in he military, had a girlfriend and a child, and was “spiritual.”
What makes this story strange is the fact that the shooters brother and family describe him as a good person with no history of PTSD or any other issues. The family couldn’t believe he would carry out this attack.
We also heard an eye witness account that he kept repeating the statement “I’m not Jewish” While he carried out the attack.
There’s something out of place in this story, and we will continue to cover it here as details become available! What are we looking at here, MKUltra, a false flag, or just some crazy guy lashing out? Hopefully we will soon know.