Multiple People Shot at LAX; Shooter in Custody

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-01 14:46:24-04


(KTLA) Los Angeles – A TSA agent was  fatally shot and several others were injured at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning, and a suspect was in custody after a massive police response.


A massive police and emergency response was continuing at LAX Friday morning after multiple people were shot.

Two or three people were wounded following the shooting in the area of Terminal 3 at about 9:30 a.m., L.A. police Detective Gus Villanueva said.

“There was a guy downstairs who started shooting. One guy fell down. Panic erupted,” said a passenger and witness who gave his name as Alex.

The shooter appeared to have a rifle, said Alex, who witnessed the incident while in a security line on the second level of Terminal 3.

“Short guy … bald, short hair, gray-green clothes, with a rifle,” Alex said.

The shooter then came up the escalator up and fired more shots in the security checkpoint area, Alex reported.

“The security checkpoint kind of cleared out real fast,” Alex said. “He walked quite slowly inside the terminal, toward the gates.”

A Transportation Security Administration agent was shot, a spokesperson for the agency said, and he was killed, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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