Family says they’ve been part of two South Florida mass shootings

MIAMI (WSVN) - A woman who survived the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport said her son was one of the students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Annika Dean’s son, Austin, was at the Parkland high school during the shooting that killed 17 people. Fortunately, Austin was one of those to survive the tragic shooting. However, Austin and his mother now share a dark bond.

Dean was at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when a gunman killed five people inside the baggage claim.

“After the airport incident, I was going through some internal struggles, and I felt kind of alone,” said the mother. “I felt people don’t understand, and now I don’t feel alone. I wish I did. Unfortunately, my entire community is so affected by this.”

Dean said the Stoneman Douglas High shooting is much more personal, and her family knows two of the victims. One did not survive.

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