They flew into town to vacation, but were shot dead while waiting to pick up their luggage.
None of the five victims killed by a lone gunman in Friday’s shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has been identified by law enforcement officials.
But news media around the country has learned the identities of three of the victims.
Six other people were wounded in the attack and are being treated at local hospitals, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said during a news conference Saturday morning. Three are in good condition and three are in critical care, he said.
Here’s what we know so far about three of the five travelers who lost their lives in the attack.
A grandfather from Virginia Beach, Va.
Andres, 62, was in Fort Lauderdale to sail away on a cruise with his wife, Ann, a travel agent.
He also traveled for work, making frequent trips to Charleston, S.C.
The couple have two daughters and three grandchildren, sources say.
Andres volunteered with his local fire department and worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
He was an avid golfer and tennis player often seen on the courts at the Cape Henry Raquet Club in Virginia Beach, said Beth Gregory, a manager there.
Andres played with great enthusiasm, she said.
“He loved the camaraderie with all the men out there,” Gregory said through tears. “He traveled a lot for work, but whenever he was in town he would be calling to get a game set up. He had a group of guys he would play with, and they all thought the world of him. Terry was such a good man, such a good family man.”
A business owner from Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Oehme and his wife had flown into Fort Lauderdale to catch a cruise.
He was 57.
His wife, Kari Oehme, was injured during the attack.
Oehme had his own surveying company, Oehme-Nielsen & Associates, public records show. His wife is a customer service representative at CommScope, a telecommunications company, her social media profile says.
They have a daughter, Andrea Oehme, 28, who works as a food service employee at a hospital,.
On the day of the shooting, she posted an image of a candle that reads “Pray For Ft. Lauderdale Shooting Airport Victims.”
A neighbor said the couple lived with their dog in the Wilshire subdivision in Council Bluffs, a city of about 62,000 residents in Iowa across the Missouri River near Omaha, Nebraska.
A great grandmother from Marietta, Ga.
She and her children were in town for a cruise to celebrate a special occasion: Her husband’s 90th birthday.
She was 84.
Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo, a pastor at Transfiguration Catholic Church, says she was a loving member of the congregation who first joined in October 1978.
“Olga was one of the most joyful, loving, caring and committed people I have ever met,” Molina-Restrepo said on the church website. “his is a horrible tragedy for everyone here at Transfiguration, especially because Olga was so loved.”
The website said Woltering’s life revolved around her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and hundreds of extended family at Transfiguration.
“Olga was so charming, calling everybody “Lovey” or “Love” in her unmistakable British accent,” the website said. “The picture above shows her normal face, complete with her beaming smile!”
The pastor asked that G-d give consolation to all of the victims of the tragedy — “especially to our beloved Olga.”