On November 1, 2013, a shooting occurred at around 9:20 a.m. PDT in Terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport. Paul Anthony Ciancia, aged 23, has been accused of opening fire with a rifle, killing a U.S. government Transportation Security Administration officer and injuring several other people.
On the morning of Friday, November 1, 2013, Ciancia allegedly entered Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport, pulled a semi-automatic, .223-caliber Smith & Wesson M&P-15 rifle out of a bag, and opened fire. He then moved into the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening area and continued shooting, passing the checkpoint area and moving further into the secure airside area of the terminal. One witness, interviewed on CNN, said the gunman was walking, not running, down the terminal’s concourse. He made it as far as the end of the terminal in the food court, where LAX Police officers cornered the suspect and engaged him in a gun fight. Ciancia was wounded four times and captured before being transported via ambulance to a nearby trauma hospital.
The sole suspect is Paul Anthony Ciancia, age 23, of Los Angeles. He grew up in Pennsville, New Jersey and graduated from Salesianum School in 2008. Ciancia was carrying a note stating that he “wanted to kill TSA” and described them as “pigs”. The LAPD went to his residence when concerned family members wanted to file a missing persons report after not having heard from him after repeated attempts to make contact. Ciancia was not at home at the time and his roommates told them that he had been there earlier in the day. The police left and could not file a report, because they had confirmation where he was. Ciancia had talked about taking his own life a few days earlier.
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- ffoobb said: My best friends brother works there and saw the shooting.
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