Gunman kills airport staff member

By Drum Digital
02 November 2013

A gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at LA International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA agent and wounding seven people, officials said.

US investigators are not ruling out terrorism as a motive for the Los Angeles airport shooting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said.

An FBI statement confirmed that one person - a transportation security administration (TSA) agent - was killed in the incident.

"It would be premature to comment on a motivation at this time and joint investigators have neither ruled out terrorism, nor ruled it in," it said.

The shooter was reported to be in critical condition in hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

Panicked travellers scrambled to escape after the lone suspect, described by witnesses as a young white male, pulled out the gun and began shooting.

- News 24

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