May 23, 2017

Gunman kills one and injures others at LAX airport in Los Angeles

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Paul Anthony Ciancia causes chaos in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles airport before being shot and captured by police.

Read this article from The Guardian about a dramatic shooting in Los Angeles.

 

A gunman with an apparent grudge against the American Transportation Security Administration opened fire with a high-powered rifle inside Los Angeles international airport on Friday, killing a security agent, injuring at least two other people and causing disruption to flights across the United States.

Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, fired about two dozen shots and caused chaos in Terminal 3 before being shot and captured by airport police. A note in his bag reportedly said he wished to kill TSA employees and “pigs”.

Wearing dark clothes, he entered the terminal at about 9.20am local time, took a semi-automatic rifle out of a bag and began shooting at the screening area where security agents check passengers’ travel documents.

He breached the checkpoint and continued shooting as he entered deeper into the airport, prompting what some called a stampede, until police officers chased and cornered him near a Burger King.

 

Article by Rory Carrol. AP photo.
Click here to read the full article.

 

What does it mean? Click and find out!

grudge (n) a persistent feeling of resentment, esp one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury
rifle (n) a large gun with a long barrel that you hold against your shoulder to fire
disruption (n) a situation in which something cannot continue because of a problem
stampede (n) a situation in which a lot of people all try to do something at the same time
to chase (v) to follow someone or something quickly in order to make them go away

 

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