Coverage of a fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport

Travelers Take to Social Media to Share Scenes from LAX Shooting

By Torey Van Oot
|  Saturday, Nov 2, 2013  |  Updated 12:03 AM PDT
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Some of the first images and indications of a deadly shooting inside LAX came though social media. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2013.

Mekahlo Medina

Some of the first images and indications of a deadly shooting inside LAX came though social media. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2013.

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A gunman removed a semi-automatic rifle from a bag at a Los Angeles International Airport security checkpoint Friday morning and opened fire, according to airport police.

The shooter killed a 39-year-old Transportation Security Administration employee and wounded two other TSA officers before continuing to fire rounds inside the terminal as travelers sought cover, airport police said.

Passengers stranded at LAX after the deadly shooting shared scenes from the chaos that ensued when planes were evacuated and delayed.

Below is a compilation of tweets and photos that draw a picture of the chaotic scene inside the airport.

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