One security officer killed and many injured in shooting at US airport
2nd November, 2013:
The world’s busiest airport, located at Los Angeles in the US, claimed the headlines of all famous newspapers as an unprovoked gunfire incident had taken life of a security officer leaving many others injured. The sudden shooting forced authorities to evacuate ground and two terminals of the planes.
Police has asserted that a suspect had been in police custody since he was shot after the shooting mishap as per reports. The suspect was armed with a high-powered rifle.
CNN quoted via the reference of intelligence sources that a ‘Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent’ was shot dead and a kind of chaos was roused due to fiery sound of sudden gunfire and the announcement at the airport.
According to Patrick Gannon, the police chief at Los Angeles Airport informed that the armed-man was supposed to be alone involved in the incident. Gannon stated, “At this point, we believe, he was a lone shooter. We have done security sweep of the entire airport.” He added, “Investigations still going on.” He further told that many became victim of the incident who had been shifted to a hospital.
Airport authority assumes that such incident is restricted to the airport and is over. “We believe this to be static situation now,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti conveyed.
Some superfluous reports claimed that the main culprit was shot dead. But the confirmation from law enforcement officials is yet to be come into notice. Some contra reports exhibited that the suspect is under treatment at a hospital.
The early reports from media persons informed that a stranger in military clothing armed with rifle approached at Terminal 3 of the airport where he targeted TSA agent with his gun.
All flights were grounded at the airport after the mishap by the Federal Aviation Authority and President Obama was informed about the same. The Press Secretary Jay Carney informed from White House, “The President has been briefed on the incident at Los Angeles International Airport by Alyssa Mastromonaco, his deputy chief of staff, and he will be regularly updated on unfolding events there.”