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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Chicago Connections to LAX Shooting

Lake Forest native Brian Ludmer recovering from gunshot wound after getting hit while waiting to board aircraft at LAX [...]

Stephen Hartley, 59 of Chicago, had flown into Los Angeles to be with his daughter after her emergency appendectomy ... Stephanie Rosemeyer, 26, awaiting a flight to Chicago, looked into the gunman's eyes, heard him curse the TSA [...]

WORLD WATCHES AT LAWA ...

Gunman killed a Transportation Security Administration worker and wounded two others — after sending a suicidal text message to his family [...]

First TSA officer killed in the line of duty is 39-year-old Gerardo I. Hernandez [...]

Gunman's Text Message: LAX gunman, Paul Anthony Ciancia, planned to die in shoot-out with 'pigs and the TSA' [...]

LIVE LAX shooting TIMELINE: 'Multiple victims' hit; at least 7 hurt [...]

BREAKING ...

A Transportation Security Administration agent and a suspect were wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning  at about 10:15 a.m.  Los Angeles Police Department was immediately on a citywide tactical alert.

Terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated [...]

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 [...]

Six LAPD helicopters hovering over LAX and heavily armed emergency response teams could be seen at LAX [...]



Fox Sports reporter witness [...]

TSA Officer Killed in LAX Shooting, Suspect in Custody [...]


Gun on the ground ...

Incident occurred at 9:20 a.m. PDT.


LAX PRESS CONFERENCE  11:54 AM PDT
Eric Garcetti Mayor 
"Static situation"
Flights have started to take off again.

Patrick Gannon Chief of Airport Police (Los Angeles World Airport Police)
individual pulled asault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in terminal area, continued shooting in screeners area.

LAX police responded immediately, tracked offender, and engaged him in Terminal 3.

Large amount of chaos. Believe he was lone shooter, and was the only person armed.

Security sweeps through entire airport. Confident incident was limited to Terminal 3.

Multiple victims shot and transported. Some other injuries also reported.

Gina Marie Lindsay, airport spokesperson

Technically LAX is accepting incoming flights. No flights accepted on the north airfield.

All amenities available inside the airport.

Flight delayed.

Best realtime info LAWA ...
Twitter.com/LAX_official

Jim Featherston, Fire Chief

Treated seven patients, six transported.

City emergency ops center activated to Level 1

100 firefighters on scene

Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Chief

Police will not release the extent of the injuries.

David Bowdich, Special Agent, FBI

Investigation is ongoing, very little facts will be revealed today.

No additional threats seen at the airport.

Question and Answers After Press Conference
Unknown on fatalities

FBI is lead agency.

Don't know if shooter was a federal employee.

Says only one known offender in response to question about a second person seen handcuffed.

Why are you not addressing whether shooter was a federal employee?
LAWA Police Chief Patrick Gannon reports he does not know that information, at all.

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