REPORTS: Iowans Among Victims of Ft. Lauderdale Shooting
An eyewitness to Friday's mass shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport says an Iowa couple are among the victims killed in the incident.
57-year-old Michael Oehme and his wife Kari of Council Bluffs were reportedly at the airport on their way to a cruise of the Caribbean.
Michael died in the shooting, and Kari is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
There is no word on her condition.
Five were killed and eight were injured after a lone gunman opened fire in the lower level of terminal two of the airport.
Authorities believe the gunman, identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, flew from Anchorage, Alaska and caught a connecting flight from Minneapolis- St. Paul to Ft. Lauderdale via Delta Airlines.
Santiago picked up his gun from baggage claim and began the shooting spree.
Federal guidelines allow for passengers to check unloaded firearms in a locked case and ammunition to be placed in check baggage.
Broward County Sheriff's office took Santiago into custody unharmed shortly after the incident first occurred.
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