Update at 3.04pm: Now, the LA Times has retracted its original story which stated that the gunman was also a TSA worker. They no longer think that is the case:
"Officials don’t believe the gunman has ever worked for TSA. Law enforcement sources had earlier told The Times that the gunman was a TSA employee."
The gunman has now died, making it 2 people dead in the LAX shooting, which happened this morning.
(See also this story by Examiner, Ed Walsh: LAX shooting: LA Times retracts story that shooter was a TSA worker)
Here is the original story by this Examiner:
Breaking news coming in to San Francisco is about the TSA shooting in Los Angeles at the LAX Airport.
News reports are coming in that the suspect is in custody, having been shot.
In the meantime, another TSA agent, aged 40, has been killed, and three other TSA officers have been taken to hospital. One of those officers is said to be in critical condition.
The 40-year-old TSA officer was declared dead at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center at 11 a.m.
The shooter was another TSA officer who appeared to take a gun out of a bag and start shooting at random. He was standing at a screening checkpoint.
People in the crowd heard the shots and starting running for cover. That happened around 9.20am, says San Francisco's ABC 7 local news.
An original report said the shooter was the TSA officer who died, but that is not true.
LAX police fired on the shooter and he was taken into custody but his exact condition is not known.
"It never stops does it?" says San Francisco resident Katie Adler. "The last thing we suspected would happen would be that those who are working to protect us, would be the ones to turn on us."
As a precaution, law enforcement agents are sweeping Terminal 3 at LAX and several law officials are wearing heavy weapons around the area in an attempt to avoid a copycat occurrence.
Update: ABC News has now been told that the initial ID of the shooter at LAX is Paul Ciancia
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