Ciancia, dressed in fatigues and carrying a
carry-on bag opened fired with a AR-15 semi-automatic
assault rifle in Terminal 3 killing TSA officer,
39 year old Gerardo Hernandez and wounded two
other TSA officers. LAX Chief of Airport Police,
Patrick Gannon, said Ciancia "pulled an assault
rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the
Dr. David Plurad of the Harbor UCLA Medical
Center reported Officer Hernandez had suffered
severe gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen.
Officer Hernandez was reported to be behavioral
detection officer trained to detect behaviors
that were "not right, not normal."
Ciancia was shot in the chest multiple times.
It’s believed that he was taken to Ronald Reagan
UCLA Medical Center were he remains in critical
condition. It has been reported that Ciancia had
over 100 rounds of ammunition in his possession.
On Friday morning just before the shooting
Ciancia’s father called New Jersey police to
report his son had text a sibling stating he had
planned to take his own life.