By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES -- A suspected gunman was in custody following a shooting at Los Angeles airport that killed a TSA officer and wounded other people.
This is what reporters on the scene Friday learned about the unfolding events:
One of the victims taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center arrived without signs of life, said trauma surgeon David Plurad. Doctors worked for over an hour to try to revive the man, but were unsuccessful. He died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen. Another man was shot in the shoulder and is expected to survive.
Another person was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The hospitals did not identify the patients, citing privacy issues.
The FBI and Los Angeles Airport Police identified the gunman as Paul Ciancia, 23, of Pennsville, N.J. He had apparently been living in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the airport shooter was carrying a lot of additional ammunition. "There were more than 100 more rounds," he said.
SUSPECT'S FATHER CONCERNED
A New Jersey police chief says the suspect had apparently made references to suicide. Pennsville Chief Allen Cummings says Paul Ciancia's father had called him Friday saying another of his children had received a text message from the suspect "in reference to him taking his own life." Cummings says the elder Ciancia, also named Paul, asked him for help locating his son.
LA Police were contacted and officers were sent to Ciancia's apartment, where his roommates said he had been fine on Thursday.
PASSENGERS ON WAY BACK IN
As two terminals reopened late Friday, hundreds of passengers pulled rolling suitcases across a road outside the facilities, standing shoulder-to-shoulder across all four lanes. Motorcycle police with megaphones followed slowly behind, trying to herd them onto the sidewalk.
AIRPORT SLOWLY REOPENING
Employees late Friday were being let back into two closed terminals, and taxis and buses were again running on a loop through the airport. In addition, the FAA dropped its "ground stop" order, meaning airliners in other cities are allowed to resume flying to LAX. Nearly 200 flights had been cancelled and others were diverted.
HUNDREDS OF FLIGHTS AFFECTED
Airport officials say 746 flights nationwide were affected by the incident. Some 46 were diverted, and others were held at LAX or at the originating airport. Terminal 3, where the shooting occurred, remains closed as the forensics investigation continues.
HOTELS FLOODED WITH TRAVELERS
Travelers by the hundreds streamed into hotels near LAX. The lobbies of the Sheraton and Radisson at the airport's entrance overflowed onto sidewalks. Ronald Dauzat, owner and headmaster of a Los Angeles private school, was on his way to Berlin for an educational conference. He had resigned himself to spending most of the day at the Sheraton. "I'm dealing with it the best I can," he said. "We just have to wait it out."
FIRST TSA OFFICER KILLED
Union and TSA officials say the TSA officer shot at LAX was the first ever killed in the line of duty. J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, says the officer was one of the behavioral detection officers stationed throughout the airport looking for suspicious behavior.
LAX Terminal 3 is home to airlines including Virgin America, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, JetBlue, Virgin Australia.