TMZ, a celebrity news portal, posted a video of the shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport last Friday (6) in Southern Florida.

The 20 seconds duration video was obtained from one of the security cameras of the baggage claim area of terminal 2, stage of the massacre, where it is possible to observe the exact moment in which the author of the shots, Esteban Santiago, initiates the attack.

Video shows the shooter

In the images, it is possible to see passengers passing through the area and then the shooter, dressed in black pants, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a coat, walking thru the area without raising any suspicion.

Suddenly, Esteban, a former military man who spent nearly a year in Iraq and suffered psychological distress, pulls a pistol that he kept hidden in his pants and begins firing on people around him, while other passengers on the scene run to take refuge in a panic.

The portal, known for getting exclusive celebrity news, did not give any details on how they got the recording.

The video release takes place less than 24 hours before Esteban Santiago, a former member of the National Guard in Puerto Rico, makes his first appearance in a court in Fort Lauderdale, where he will be reading the three charges he will face.

The Southern District Attorney's Office accuses Santiago of carrying out an act of violence against people at an international airport, using a firearm during and in connection with a violent crime, and causing the death of a person by firearm.

Shooter could face death sentence

If found guilty, the gunman, born in New Jersey and raised in Puerto Rico, can be sentenced to death, according to a statement from the attorney general's office.

Meanwhile, investigators continue unraveling the motivations that led him to choose Fort Lauderdale airport to commit the attack, which left five dead and six injured.

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport is ranked as the 21st busiest airport (in terms of passenger traffic) in the United States, as well as the nation's 14th busiest international air gateway and one of the world's 50 busiest airports. FLL is classified by the US Federal Aviation Administration as a "major hub" facility serving commercial air traffic. In 2011 the airport processed 23,349,835 passengers.