Marietta woman killed in airport shooting

Marietta woman killed in airport shooting

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.


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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.

Terrorism finally hits too close to home! Please pray for the soul of Olga Woltering ... one of the innocent victims of...

Posted by Dan Blankowski on Friday, January 6, 2017

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.

One of the women killed today at the Ft. Lauderdale airport was a good friend of mine from Transfiguration who with her...

Posted by Chip Oudt on Friday, January 6, 2017

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.