Dover Woman Killed In Airport Shooting, Husband Wounded

Dover – Authorities have identified a Dover couple as victims in last week’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport shooting.

Mary Louise Amzibel, 69, of Dover, was one of five people killed in the attack Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to Broward County Commission Public Information Manager, Kimberly Maroe.

In her statement, Maroe identified Mary Louise Amzibel, as living in, Ohio. Public records indicate that Amzibel and her husband moved to the Dover area several years ago.

News reports indicate that Edward is in a coma at a Florida hospital.

Broward County officials named the four other people killed in the massacre:

Shirley Timmons, 70, of Senecaville, Ohio
Michael John Oehme, 57, of Council Bluffs, Iowa
Olga M. Woltering, 84, of Marietta, Georgia
Terry Michael Andres, 62, of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Six others suffered from gunshot wounds during the incident while dozens of others were injured while fleeing the scene. Three remained hospitalized on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old shooter, who First State Update will not name, is being held without bail on federal charges.

A family trapped in the airport posted this to the Broward County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

Countless people affected by last Friday’s tragic shooting have sent us letters of support over the last few days. This is just one of the many:

Mr. Sheriff Scott Israel,

My family and I were Air Canada passengers in the Terminal 2 departure gate area on Friday when the attack occurred.

I am now back home and have had time to reflect on the events that took place around us yesterday and I wanted to specifically pass along a sincere thank you to you and your team for your outstanding work.

Believe me, I have never felt so relieved when your deputies showed up in our area, I distinctly remember telling my wife and kids we were going to be 100% alright from that moment on.

The professionalism my family witnessed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on January 6 inside Terminal 2 will be talked about for some time to come.

Here’s a short video of us finally leaving the area in the evening and boarding one of your transport buses.

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