There is no Canadian connection to the airport shooting in Florida, the Canadian embassy in Washington has confirmed. A statement from a Florida official said that the shooter had travelled to Fort Lauderdale on an Air Canada flight. Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca said the man then picked up his luggage, went to the bathroom to load the gun and then came out firing in the baggage claim department. Five people were killed and eight people were sent to hospital when the gunman opened fire just before 1 p.m. in Terminal 2 of Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport. The embassy said there is no information to suggest the suspect travelled through Canada. “The suspect did not fly from Canada and was not on a Canadian flight. We understand from officials he was on a flight originating in Anchorage, transiting through Minneapolis and landing in Ft. Lauderdale. There is no Canadian connection,” a statement from the embassy said. Air Canada also confirmed they did not carry any passengers with a checked gun to Florida.
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Newsline: Canada’s embassy says ‘No Canadian connection’ to Fort Lauderdale airport shooter