Marietta woman killed in airport shooting

By: Hope Jensen


ATLANTA - A Cobb County woman was among five people killed in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Olga Woltering and her husband Ralph were in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when the shooter, identified as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, started firing shots around 1 p.m. Friday.


The shooting happened in Terminal 2 in the baggage claim area that is used by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.

The shooting happened near the baggage claim carousal that was carrying bags from the Atlanta flight that landed at 12:30 p.m., according to witnesses.

The Wolterings, who live in Marietta, were headed to Fort Lauderdale for a cruise, according to friends on social media. They say Ralph escaped serious injury.

A mass was held for Olga Woltering Saturday evening at the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration in Marietta. 

Olga Woltering was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, according to people on social media. She was a beloved member of her church in Marietta.

At least one of the injured victims is also from metro Atlanta. He posted on Facebook about the attack. He said a lone gunman began firing and security was not nearby. He said shrapnel hit his hand.


Police say the shooter had just flown in on a Canadian flight. A county officials says he pulled a gun out of checked luggage, loaded it in the bathroom and started shooting. 

The suspect is in custody.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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