Wasserman Schultz Statement on Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Shooting

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today:

“I am devastated and saddened by the tragic news coming from the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in my congressional district, and I have been actively in touch with federal and local law enforcement to stay on top of the details in real time. For now, we need to allow law enforcement and emergency personnel to do their job and keep people safe. Passengers are sheltering in place throughout the airport and law enforcement is in the process of meticulously securing the terminals.

“My thoughts are with the victims as well as the wounded and their families right now, and the countless others who were traumatized by this senseless violence. Until we know more, it’s not prudent to speculate on what motivated this horrifying incident. But sadly, I fear we have witnessed yet another disturbing moment in our nation’s ceaseless struggle with gun violence.”