Inside the Chaos and Confusion of LAX Terminal 3 Shooting

Police say shooting could have been much worse, shooter had lethal amount of rounds.
3:06 | 11/02/13

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Violence and panic inside one of America's busiest airports and here is the unmanned police say is responsible. 23 year old -- CN CA he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds. Into Los Angeles international airport yesterday morning. There is chaos and confusion inside terminal three as a suspect allegedly murdered -- TSA officer. And shot two other people before he was seriously wounded in a shootout with police. We have live team coverage this morning starting with ABC Cecilia Vega who has the very latest from LA -- good morning Cecilia. Good morning be -- a -- a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here but police say could have been so much sources say the shooter had enough ammunition on hand to kill everyone in the terminal. Overnight the identity of that -- TSA officer revealed he is 39 year old her cargo Hernandez. Identified in this photo by his neighbors on the job since 2010. Transfered recently to Los Angeles from Montana. The first ever TSA officer killed in the line of duty is shocking very nice guy and I'm just speech in some shock. And that shooter the FBI releasing his picture overnight Paul CNC a 23 year old LA resident whom authorities say opened fire with a high power rifle in sight terminal 3 Friday morning. Three witnesses describe. Eight chaotic scene saying he started shooting right outside the security checkpoint. As police raced in he made it all the way to the back of the terminal near the departure -- Passengers ducked for cover some even hid in a bathroom stall. Officers had their guns drawn yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. And after people ran as fast yeah. The panic and lock down that followed blocked ambulances from getting close causing rescue workers to -- hundreds of yards to get the wounded to safety. Witnesses say the shooter was armed with multiple guns when he ran out of bullets in one he allegedly grabbed another. I heard gunshots a few seconds later. I saw him coming up elevator and blocked by about ten feet away from news guys didn't. And -- -- as a behavioral detection officer trained to recognize strange behavior in airports shot dead. Two more TSA officers injured now recovering from their wounds. Police ultimately shot -- he was rushed away in an ambulance to a hospital many. Organizers -- and the as the actions of -- in the -- And the head of the TSA saying in a statement no words can explain the horror that we experienced. Now terminal three and its parking lot remain closed some passengers still haven't been able to get back insight to gather their belongings. And we see a huge police -- police presence out here this morning President Obama has offered his condolences to Los Angeles leaders in the TSA. A lot of Greek god you're still this morning and Dan a lot of questions you.

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