Federal Complaint Filed Against Alleged LAX Shooter
(LOS ANGELES) — The federal complaint against Paul Ciancia, the alleged shooter at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, was filed on Saturday night and included some new information about the incident that left one dead and multiple more injured.
Ciancia allegedly shot Gerardo Hernandez, the TSA employee killed in the attack, at point blank range. The complaint says that Ciancia then went up an escalator and when he looked back and saw Hernandez moving, he walked back towards Hernandez and shot him again.
Two other uniformed officers were shot and one civilian suffered gunshot wounds, according to the federal complaint.
Ciancia allegedly had a Smith and Wesson .223 caliber M&P-15 assault rifle with him during the shooting.
The complaint also provided more information regarding the note that Ciancia reportedly left behind. In the note, Ciancia said that he “made the conscious decision to try and kill” TSA employees. Ciancia’s note apparently went on to address TSA employees, saying that he was aiming to “instill fear in your traitorous minds.”
Terminal 3, the site of the shooting at the Los Angeles airport, reopened on Saturday afternoon.
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