Shooting at LAX

A gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people -- including a TSA employee -- and forcing a terminal evacuation. See images from the scene.

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Passengers evacuated from Terminal 1 wait outside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Transportation Security Administration employees hug outside Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people.
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The FBI released this California driver's license photo of Paul Anthony Ciancia, a 23-year-old New Jersey native living in Los Angeles who is accused of opening fire in Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1, 2013, killing a TSA agent and wounding others.
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Tom Donelly, Twitter
The "lone gunman" entered the screening area in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and opened fire before he was taken into custody after an officer-involved shooting, said Patrick Gannon, the chief of police at LAX. Tom Donelly said he was at Terminal 3's Burger Kingnwhen the incident happened. Donelly gave permission to use the abovenphotos.
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A neighbor confirms to NBC4 that the smiling man in this Facebook photo is Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, of Porter Ranch, who was shot and killed Nov. 1, 2013, while working as a TSA security officer at Los Angeles International Airport.
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Tom Donelly, Twitter
Witnesses described seeing shell casings, broken glass and blood on the ground in the terminal. Tom Donelly said he was at Terminal 3's Burger King when the incident happened. Donelly gave permission to use the above photo.
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Flights were disrupted nationwide. Passengers evacuated from Terminal 1 wait outside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013.
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Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Initial reports indicated that a gunman approached a document checker, then pulled a firearm and fired one shot at the security officer, according to NBC's Pete Williams. Detective Gus Villanueva of the Los Angeles Police Department said police believe they have the gunman in custody.
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Police vehicles arrive at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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Police check the area around Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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A passenger walks with his luggage at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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Passengers sit on a luggage conveyor belt behind check-in kiosks in Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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Message boards at Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 1 show most flights canceled or delayed after a shooting at Terminal 3 caused a shutdown of the airport Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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Waiting for a flight home to Nashville, Matt Robinson strums and sings after being evacuated following a shooting at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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In this photo provided by Tory Belleci which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people wait in Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Airplanes sit on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Thousands of fliers were delayed Friday after a shooting in Terminal 3 closed parts of the airport for hours, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. Los Angeles police said a suspected gunman has been taken into custody.
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In this photo provided by John Forstrom, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people wait at Gate 142 in Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Police, emergency response vehicles and officials are positioned outside Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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In this photo provided by John Forstrom, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people walk across the tarmac after being evacuated from Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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President Barack Obama responds to reporter's question regarding the shooting at Los Angeles airport following his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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Gasaya Ichihara, left, runs across the street with her daughter, Sachika Ichihara, as they try to make their flight to Japan at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Thousands of fliers were delayed Friday after a shooting in Terminal 3 closed parts of the airport for hours. Los Angeles police said a suspected gunman has been taken into custody. Los Angles is a major gateway for flights to Asia.
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Passengers evacuate the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, after shots were fired prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Passengers evacuate the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. Shots were fired at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Fire, rescue and police personnel gather at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov.1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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In this photo provided by John Forstrom, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people wait on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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A police officer closes a road at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, after shots were reporter in Terminal 3, prompting authorities to evacuate the terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Passengers are directed outside Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, after shots were fired prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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In this photo provided by Natalie Morin, people stand on the tarmac after being evacuated from Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles, after shots were fired at Terminal 3, prompting authorities to evacuate the terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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A police officer directs traffic at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, after shots were fired in Terminal 3, prompting authorities to evacuate the terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
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Images captured by someone who was at LAX to pick up a passenger shows chaos following news of a shooting. "We were just standing there and someone started shooting," witness Nick Pugh said. "I heard a total of maybe eight or 10 shots fired."
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A gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people -- including a TSA employee -- and forcing a terminal evacuation.
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A medical triage area was established outside the terminal.
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Roads near the airport are closed for the investigation. As incoming flights land, they are subject to a ground-stop order.
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Moments following the shooting, people waiting for a passenger saw a lot of police activity near the Air China terminal at LAX.
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Emergency vehicles pack the streets at LAX after a shooting Nov. 1, 2013.
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Passengers pull their luggage outside Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as a plane comes in for a landing at dusk November 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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