Report: Suspected LAX Gunman Shot in Head, Hindering Investigation

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By Richard Winton and Brian Bennett


Police officers gathered at a staging area outside a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, where a TSA agent was shot and killed Friday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

The man suspected of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA agent, was shot in the leg and head, making it difficult for authorities to gather information, a law enforcement official told The Times.

The suspected shooter, identified by police as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia, was hospitalized in critical condition.

He was wounded by an LAX police officer and sergeant as he shot his way through Terminal 3 shortly after 9 a.m., authorities said.

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