Officials react to deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WHDH) – President-elect Donald Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others took to Twitter Friday afternoon after a shooting that left multiple people dead at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

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The Broward County Sheriff’s office and federal officials are investigating the shooting, which reportedly resulted in five deaths and eight injuries.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler issued a statement saying thoughts and prayers of the city are with those affected.

Vice president-elect Mike Pence expressed thoughts and prayers for everyone impacted by the shooting.

“It’s a heartbreaking loss of life,” Pence said. “The hearts of every American are in Fort Lauderdale.”

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Reports indicate that one person was taken into custody.


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