LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.
CBS News’ John Miller said the unidentified suspect entered the terminal wearing camouflage and opened fire around 9:20 a.m.
Preliminary indications show that he was targeting TSA employees, according to Miller.
The suspect pulled an assault rifle out of his bag, began to open fire in the terminal and proceeded to the TSA screening area, where he was able to gain access to the airport itself, according to Chief Patrick Gannon of Los Angeles World Airports.
Personnel officers tracked the man, who was able to travel as far as a Burger King restaurant. Officers then engaged in gunfire with him and were subsequently able to take him into custody, he said.
“We believe there was a lone shooter…only one person that was armed in this incident,” Gannon said.
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At least seven people were treated and six were taken to local hospitals. Three of them were transported to UCLA Medical Center, where one of them were listed in critical condition and two others were said to be in fair condition.