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Flags Held at Half-Staff for Fort Lauderdale Airport Victims

Gov. Rick Scott announced the flags in Florida will be held at half-staff to remember the victims of the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting.


On Friday, an armed gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area of the airport, killing five people and injuring 13 others. The gunman was identified as Iraq veteran Esteban Santiago. Santiago loaded the gun in the men's restroom and opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd Friday afternoon. He is currently in custody. 

The statement from Scott read:

"In honor and remembrance of the victims of the act of violence committed in Fort Lauderdale in the afternoon hours of January 6, 2017, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida."

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Sunday.

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