Shooting At LAX


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LAX shooting: The latest.

12:17 p.m.: A federal law enforcement official said that the gunman was a ticketed passenger entering the airport. Officials don’t believe the gunman has ever worked for TSA. Law enforcement sources had earlier told The Times the gunman was a TSA employee.

12:05 p.m.: FBI: "We do not see any threats" at LAX at this time.

12:03 p.m. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: Police will not discuss nature of injuries, any details about the suspect. Case being handled by FBI.

12:02 p.m.: Seven people treated by LAFD. Six transported to hospitals.

12:01 p.m.: LAX says some flights diverted to Ontario. Latest updates on flight schedule can be found on Twitter. @lax_official. Flights will be significantly delayed.

12:00 p.m.: Gannon said "multiple victims" have been shot. He did not provide further details.

11:58 a.m.: Patrick Gannon, LAX police chief: Suspect pulled rifle out of bag, opened fire in several locations. Police tracked suspect down, shot him in Terminal 3. He was taken into custody. "At this point be believe this was a lone shooter," he said.

11:56 a.m.: Garcetti: People should stay away from LAX, even those with flights this afternoon.

11:55 a.m.: Garcetti: Situation at LAX now "static."

11:50 a.m. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter that planes at LAX are now departing from several terminals. But no new passengers are being allowed into LAX.

11:36 a.m.: Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that the gunman was a Transportation Security Administration employee at LAX. The gunman was killed by authorities after he opened fire Friday morning. He allegedly shot and killed a fellow TSA employee.

11:20 a.m. The gunman who opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, killing a TSA agent, is dead, law enforcement sources told The Times.

No details about how he died were available. Law enforcement sources said investigators were trying to determine whether the gunman worked at LAX.

Los Angeles Police Department anti-terrorism officials were on the scene, but sources said they don't believe the suspect was tied to any known terrorist groups.

11:10 a.m. A federal law enforcement official said that a TSA officer was shot and killed at a passenger screening checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport. Three or four other TSA employees were injured in the shooting, the official said.

A suspect was in custody, the official said. The LAPD has taken control of the investigation and the crime scene, the official said. At this stage, the suspect does not seem to have a connection to a terrorist organization, and investigators were working to determine the motivation for the attack.

“This is a fluid situation,” the law enforcement official said.

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