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Hospital Treating Three Victims From LAX Shooting

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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 1, 2013 1:30 PM EDT
Updated: Nov. 1, 2013 3:56 PM EDT

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Los Angeles, Calif.

A Los Angeles hospital said it's treating three victims from Friday shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. It says one man arrived in critical condition, and two other men are in fair condition.

Authorities say a gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the airport today, wounding a Transportation Security Administration employee and two others. Police say the suspect, who was apparently injured in an exchange of gunfire with officers, is in custody.

The shooting sent travelers scrambling for safety. Some who had already cleared security rushed onto the tarmac, while others were locked down in restaurants and lounges.

Air traffic controllers reported seeing passengers spilling from the terminal onto the tarmac, "getting out as fast as they could," according to one controller.




Travelers are describing a chaotic scene at Los Angeles International Airport today, where shots were fired
inside a terminal.

Authorities evacuated the terminal. And flights at other airports that were supposed to take off for Los Angeles were kept on the ground.

There's no word on injuries, but television images showed two people being wheeled away by firefighters.

One witness said he heard "about a dozen gunshots" from inside a security gate at the terminal.

Travelers describe airport security staff evacuating people from terminals and rushing them outside to the tarmac. Hundreds of people remained gathered outside, next to airplanes, as authorities investigated what happened.

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Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

Witness Brian Keech said he heard "about a dozen gunshots" from inside the security gate at Terminal 3.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said emergency crews have responded to a multi-patient incident.

The incident was reported after 9:30 a.m.

There was no immediate word of any injuries, but television images showed two people being wheeled away by firefighters. Triage stations also were seen.

No other details were immediately available.

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