Sister: Iowa man killed at Florida airport; wife wounded
DES MOINES, Iowa – The sister of an Iowa man says he was among the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport shooting.
Elizabeth Oehme-Miller told The Associated Press by phone Saturday that her brother, 57-year-old Michael Oehme, was killed in Friday's attack and that her brother's wife, 52-year-old Kari Oehme, was shot in the shoulder and is expected to recover.
Oehme-Miller says her brother and sister-in-law were in Fort Lauderdale getting ready for a Caribbean cruise that was supposed to start Saturday. She says they were frequent travelers who loved cruises and were happy to be headed on another one.
Oehme-Miller says another family member is flying to Fort Lauderdale to be with her sister-in-law and help her return home to Council Bluffs, which is right across the state border from Omaha, Nebraska.
No official list of the victims has been released, but loved ones are started to talk about them to various news outlets.