LAX Shooting Update: Gunman in Custody, Flights Grounded


By Eric Pfeiffer

Los Angeles (CA) – A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent was reportedly killed and several more people injured when a gunman opened fire Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

NBC News and ABC News are reporting that one TSA agent was killed in the incident and that a second agent was wounded in the leg. A third individual, possibly the gunman, was reportedly also injured. The suspect is in custody, according to reports.

A male suspect is reported to have opened fire in Terminal 3 around 9:20 a.m. PT. One TSA agent was reportedly shot in the leg at the security checkpoint area but not inside the actual terminal. TSA spokesman Nico Melendez confirmed that at least one TSA officer was shot during the incident.

According to multiple reports, a 45-year-old male and a 29-year-old male were shot. Authorities reportedly quickly detained the suspect, who was also hit with gunfire, according to NBC News. CBS Los Angeles added that as many as four people may have been shot in the incident.

The Los Angeles Fire Department also has announced it is currently handling a “multipatient incident,” though no specifics on injuries have been revealed at this point.

Officials have announced that authorities now have full control of security at LAX and that the incident is believed to be over. However, full details are still emerging from the incident. There have been conflicting reports as to whether one or two suspects are in custody.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced a full ground stop until the incident has been officially resolved.

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