Earlier this morning, a lone gunman, reportedly dressed in all blue, opened fire at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), killing a 40 year old TSA agent and injuring several others. The gunman has just been identified as Paul Ciancia, 23, who is a white, American male from New Jersey. He is currently alive and in custody.
In the past several hours, several reality stars have weighed in on the tragedy.
"So sad about the shooting at LAX. So many shootings these days. Makes me so sad for our children to grow up like this," tweeted Kyle Richards, a cast member of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Kim Beirmann (formerly Kim Zolciak), a former cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," retweeted her in agreement.
"My heart goes out to everyone at Lax! #MyHeartIsWithYou," tweeted Jennifer Gimenez, a former cast member of "Celebrity Rehab" and the best friend of RHOBH cast member, Brandi Glanville.
"Damn. My virgin flight was at 12 ... Smh. Sad day at LAX. Thank god I didn't take the 10am flight," tweeted Draya Michele, a cast member of "Basketball Wives: LA."
"Praying for everyone affected by the LAX shooting and their families. You all are in my prayers," tweeted Malaysia Pargo, also a cast member of "Basketball Wives: LA."
"I don't understand how people can be so cold," tweeted Diem Brown, most recently of "The Challenge: Rivals II.""LAX shootings. What is wrong with people? So scary..." tweeted Jamie Chung, a cast member of "The Real World: San Diego."
"My prayers with those at #LAX," tweeted Daniel Alvarez, who appeared on several episodes of "Teen Mom" (Farrah Abraham's ex-boyfriend).
"Thoughts and prayers with everyone at LAX. Scary stuff. As a fellow road warrior this one hits close to home," tweeted Blair Herter, a cast member of "Road Rules: The Quest."
Several of the above people live in the LA area including Kyle Richards, Jennifer Gimenez, Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo, Diem Brown and Jamie Chung.
This article will be continuously updated as more information about the case comes in and more tweets from reality stars come in.
UPDATE: His motive is not yet known but a handwritten note was reportedly found on him that said, among other things, he "wanted to kill TSA and pigs." It is unclear why he wanted to do this.
UPDATE 2: His family was worried about him because he reportedly sent them text messages indicating he wanted to kill himself.