CHICAGO (CBS) — A man from Chicago was among the victims in the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, the victim’s mother said.
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez spoke with a woman, who declined to give her full name, at O’Hare who was trying to get on a flight to see her son.
The 29-year-old man was shot in the leg and told his mother that he is doing fine, Tellez reported. The woman, Judy, has been in contact with a social worker at the hospital where her son was being treated.
She said her son, a Lake Forest High School alum who works as a theater director, was at LAX for a flight to Chicago to visit family.
“He said don’t worry, I am going to be OK,” said the woman, who would not give her last name. “I am hoping to get there as soon as possible.”
Judy later told a reporter in L.A. that her son had been through a successful surgery and was resting.
A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in the shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.
The suspect, who is in custody, entered the terminal wearing camouflage and opened fire around 9:20 a.m.