LAX Shooting Kills 1, Injures More
NOTE: This post will be updated as new information comes to light.
This morning at LAX a rifle-wielding, off-duty TSA agent (Officials are now saying the gunman was not a TSA agent) in a black hoodie went on a shooting spree, killing one TSA agent and injuring multiple others before being apprehended by police.
Fox Sports columnist Bill Reiter happened to be at the airport at the time of the shooting and tweeted:
"After the initial burst of gunfire and hiding, people started jumping over one another, jumping off chairs, pushing each other. Chaos & fear,"
People were reportedly piling down staircases, diving for cover, knocking each other down, and leaving their luggage behind. Police were moving about the terminal with guns drawn, believing there may be an accomplice on the loose.
Update 2:00pm PST: Suspect is in critical condition. Eye witness description:
Update 12:07pm PST: The interim fire chief said the fire department has treated 7 patients, including 6 that have been transported to the hospital.
Update 11:58am PST: LAX Shooting Conference Live News Feed
Update 11:44am PST: We at Your Daily Media maintain that it is very important to not release the shooter's name--Violence like this should gain the shooter NO recognition and will certainly not garner recognition from us. Messages conveyed along with such violence will not be decimated by us. It is important that shooters like this disappear into obscurity so that deranged others do not see any benefit to mimicking such behaviors.
Update 11:34am PST: More images in from the shooting: