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23-year old alleged Los Angeles International Airport gunman Paul Ciancia was seriously wounded during his shooting rampage Friday (November 1).
The New York Post just released a photo of Ciancia, taken immediately after he was shot four times by police. He was hit in the face, chest and leg. The bullet to his face knocked out teeth and split his tongue. He can be seen with his hands cuffed behind his back with a pool of blood next to his body.
Ciancia was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
The incident started when the gunman walked into Terminal 3 at the airport armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and began shooting. Witnesses said he was specifically looking for Transportation Security Administration agents. He asked several people, "Hey, are you TSA?" If they said no he let them go.
"I just shook my head and he kept going," passenger Leon Saryan told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
He carried a rambling note with him that said he "wanted to kill TSA and pigs," according to reports. "Black, white, yellow, brown, I don't discriminate," the note read
39-year old Gerardo I. Hernandez died on the scene. He is the first TSA official in the agency's 12-year history to be killed in the line of duty. Four more people were wounded, including two TSA agents.
Panic swept through the airport as passengers ran to safety.
A law enforcement official said Ciancia had five 30-round magazines, and his bag contained "hundreds of rounds in 20-round boxes."
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the gunman had enough ammunition to "have literally killed everyone in that terminal."
Ciacia's motive seems to be rooted in his hatred for the government and a New World Order conspiracy theory.
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