TSA agent dies in shooting at LAX
November 1, 2013
A man opened fire inside a Los Angeles International Airport terminal Friday morning, killing a TSA agent and injuring other people.
The gunman shot his way through a security checkpoint around 9:20 a.m. Friday, The gunman then continued to fire shots as he wandered deep into LAX Terminal 3, according to Los Angeles World Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon.
The incident ended in a shootout with airport police that left the gunman wounded and in critical condition.
A total of seven people suffered injuries during the shooting, and emergency personnel transported six individuals to hospitals, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
One witness named Jose told KTLA that the gunman looked like a TSA agent.
“He was dressed in all blue,” Jose said. “He looked like a TSA agent or security. He blended in with them.”
Jose said that he built a wall of luggage to shield himself and his wife from the shooter, before running away from the gunman.
The injured gunman is the only suspect in the shooting. He was carrying a long gun and a handgun.