Multiple People Injured in Shooting at LAX — Hundreds Evacuated, Including Celebs
Credit: Tory Belleci on Twitter    


Multiple People Injured in Shooting at LAX — Hundreds Evacuated, Including Celebs

At least one person — a TSA agent — was injured by a so-far-unidentified shooter in Terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport around 9:30 a.m. PT today, November 1, as CNN reports.

Police responding to the incident shot and detained the suspect, and both the suspect and the TSA agent were taken to hospitals.

Authorities evacuated much of the airport after the gunfire was reported, directed out onto the tarmac and onto buses bound for other terminals.

Additionally, all flights scheduled to arrive at LAX were held at their points of origin.

Clearly this is a grave event affecting hundreds of ordinary, non-famous people — but, given that this happened in L.A., you may be wondering if any celebrities were at the scene.

So far, we only know of three: James Franco and two stars of Mythbusters, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci.

"At LAX," James wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself looking out his airplane window. "Some s—tbag shot up the place."

"I was in the Virgin lounge upstairs," Grant shared on Twitter. "Saw everyone pour out of the terminal onto the tarmac. Then I heard shots fired outside … Virgin promptly locked the lounge doors. About ten minutes later, LAPD armed with automatic weapons arrived to secure the area."

"Shooters in LAX. That was f—king terrifying! … Heard gun shots then everyone starting running for the door," Tory tweeted.

More as this story develops.

Source: CNN

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

11.1.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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