Virginia Beach man among victims in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Posted: 6:39 PM, Jan 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-09 10:49:54-05
Virginia Beach man among victims in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH. Va. – One of the victims in the Fort Lauderdale Airport attack on Thursday was from Virginia Beach, according to members of the man’s family.

Terry Andres

Terry Andres

Terry Andres was from Virginia Beach and worked in Norfolk. Terry’s son-in-law spoke with News 3 and said he was in Florida on vacation.

The Andres family says Terry was well known and loved by the community.

On Saturday The Virginia Beach Fire Department showed support for the Andres family saying Terry joined the Oceana Volunteer Fire Department in 2004.

Part of their statement said “He was well liked and respected for both his dedication to being a volunteer as well as his professional approach to his job as a support tech.  We mourn his passing as we do all the victims of the senseless attack in Ft. Lauderdale.”

Five people were shot dead and eight wounded in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, and law enforcement sources said the suspect had brought the firearm in his checked luggage.

In addition to the thirteen people that were shot, eight were taken to hospitals, the Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.