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LAX shooting suspect ID'd as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23

The suspect in Friday afternoon's shooting at LAX was identified at 23-year-old U.S. citizen Paul Anthony Ciancia.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   Nov. 1, 2013 at 3:53 PM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- Multiple news sources are naming the suspect from the Los Angeles International Airport shooting as Paul Anthony Ciancia.

Ciancia, 23, is a Los Angeles native who reportedly has no connections to the airport, and is not, as was suspected, a former TSA agent. The suspect may have had strong anti-government views, based on writings he was carrying with him at the airport.

He is believed to be in critical condition at UCLA Medical center.

One person, a TSA officer, was shot and killed and at least three other TSA personnel were injured Friday morning when a shooter entered Terminal 3, firing a semi-automatic weapon. Security officers responded immediately, returning fire and injuring the suspect.

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