Celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts and prayers after shots were fired at LAX on Nov. 1, leaving a TSA employee and the gunman dead, and multiple others injured.
Ian Somerhalder, Kelly Osbourne, Josh Groban and more concerned celebrities tweeted their support for everyone affected by the shooting at LAX airport on Nov. 1. Ian asked the question that is probably on all of our minds: “CAN WE STOP SHOOTING EACH OTHER!!!!!!!?????” Read on for more details.
LAX Shooting — Ian Somerhalder, Josh Groban & More Celebs Tweet
This shooting seemed to really hit home for many celebs who spend a lot of time in airports, including James Franco, 35, who posted a photo of himself on a plane at LAX to Instagram after the shots were fired, saying, “At #lax Some s** tbag shot up the place.” Here’s what some other celebs had to say:
I spend like 30% of my life in airports. Prayers with everyone at LAX, I can’t even imagine….so unbelievably scary.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 1, 2013
CAN WE STOP SHOOTING EACH OTHER!!!!!!!?????DAMMIT! 3 DAYS AGO SHOOTING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD NOW LAX?WTF???!!! http://t.co/aOOYjhg1m0
— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) November 1, 2013
Oy- didn’t know about LAX. I’m in NYC
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 1, 2013
Police very polite but guns drawn & very serious about clearing the streets on the top level of LAX. Everybody very calm & respectful
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) November 1, 2013
Oh no. LAX. News isn’t saying much. How horrible…hope it’s resolved soon
— josh groban (@joshgroban) November 1, 2013
suspected rifle used at LAX shooting – how the hell did they gets rifle through security?
— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) November 1, 2013
WTF!!! I really hope everyone at LAX is ok and the #LAPD get that shooter fast!
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) November 1, 2013
No I do hate lax, hope all are ok but always somethin at LAX, I heard multiple stories in the last MONTH about crap there #eternalnightmare
— Mark Salling (@MarkSalling) November 1, 2013
LAX Airport Shooting — TSA Employee & Gunman Dead, Multiple Injured
One TSA employee and the gunman are dead and multiple people are injured after a man fired shots at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1 right before a security checkpoint. An unidentified “white, clean cut male” carried a high-powered rifle into LAX, and began firing shots, killing a TSA employee, and injuring at least two other people. The suspect was shot and killed by police.
Terminals two and three were evacuated at Los Angeles International Airport after the shots were fired. The Los Angeles Fire Department has called the incident as a “multi-patient incident,” according to CNN.
The shooting began at 9:30 AM PST/12:30 PM EST, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Suey Castles said, and the airport is reportedly under ground stop, meaning that no planes can take off at this time.
“I heard a popping sound, and everybody was diving for cover,” passenger Robert Perez told the KCAL/CBS of the incident, which woke him up from a nap. “The TSA said there was a shooting in the terminal and evacuate the building. Everybody started to panic.”
He also added that passengers were boarded onto a bus and taken to a smaller terminal.
Many photos have surfaced on Twitter of officers swarming the airport, as well as law enforcements being treated for injuries — one even had a bloody hand.