A witness at the Ft. Lauderdale airport tells TMZ the shooter appeared to be a white man who used a handgun.
We spoke with Chenet Nerette who says he was in baggage claim at Terminal 2 when the shots rang out.
He says he ran for his life -- but says he got a look at the shooter who appeared to be a white man.
Chenet says the man took a knee right before he opened fire -- seemingly to brace himself before the massacre.
As for the gun, Chenet says it was NOT a big gun -- he believes the shooter used a handgun.
After the shooting ... Chenet pulled out his camera and shot footage of the aftermath. (See Below)