Iowa couple 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.

The shooter, identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, opened fire in the lower level of terminal two, killing five and wounding six others.

The FBI says Santiago specifically went to the Ft. Lauderdale airport to carry out the attack.


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