As Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Opens Fire Mom Dives To Ground, Then 70-Yr-Old Stranger Whispers 4 Words In Her Ear.
Annick Dean was in the wrong place at the wrong time when a lone gunman opened fire in Fort Lauderdale airport last Friday. As soon as bullets started to fly, Dean hit the ground and covered her head. “I knew immediately what was happening. I knew it wasn’t a firecracker. I then looked and saw the shooter who was 30 or 40 feet away and walking toward us. There was no safe place for cover.”
Dean’s training as a school teacher included emergency preparedness, but nothing could prepare her for what happened next. The one thing on her mind? Hoping and praying that her children would see their mother again. “I was praying specifically that my children would still have their mother. I was worried that they might not.”