LAX Shooting Update: Suspect IDed as Paul Anthony Ciancia (w/ Photo)
According to multiple sources, the suspect in the LAX shootings has been identified as 23-year old Paul Anthony Ciancia, from Pennsville, New Jersey.
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Ciancia was shot in a standoff with police, and is in critical condition at this point. But he’s being described as having “strong anti-government views” based on written material in his possession at the time of the shooting.
One eyewitness described the shooter coming up to him and asking, “TSA?” before moving on, which suggests he may have been targeting TSA agents in his rampage. One TSA agent was killed, and several wounded; the actual number of wounded isn’t clear yet.
KCAL 9 in LA is running this photograph of the suspect:
The police chief in New Jersey was alerted by Ciancia’s father that he was worried about his son, because he had made a reference to suicide in a text message.