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Gov. Scott going to Fort Lauderdale following reports of airport shooting



Florida Gov. Rick Scott is on his way to Broward County, where the sheriff's office says multiple people were killed this afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after shots were fired there.

In a statement released at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said:

"We have initial reports of a shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. At this time, state law enforcement do not have confirmed information on fatalities, injuries or motive. Governor Scott is currently traveling to Fort Lauderdale to be briefed by law enforcement.  We will continue to provide details as we receive them."

Scott is likely traveling from Fort Myers, where he was scheduled for a "terrorism prevention event" at noon, or his home in Naples.

In a tweet, President-elect Donald Trump said he spoke with Scott about the shooting Friday afternoon.

[Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2017 2:33pm]


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