Man Wounded In LAX Shooting Is Identified As School Employee
WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A 29-year-old man has been identified as one of the injured in Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
Family members said Brian Ludmer was among the five people who were hurt when a gunman opened fire in Terminal 3 at 9:20 a.m.
Ludmer’s family said he works as a theatrical technical director at the Las Virgenes Unified School District.
The superintendent told KCAL9’s Serene Branson that Ludmer had been with the district for more than a year.
Ludmer’s family told the superintendent that the young man is recovering from surgeries at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and is expected to pull through.
Meantime, Branson reported that it’s believed suspect Paul Ciancia is also being treated at the Westwood hospital.
Although medical officials would not confirm that information, KCAL9’s cameras captured a patient handcuffed to a gurney and rushed to the hospital.
“So there are three male victims. Two have suffered gunshot wounds; another has suffered other injuries,” said ER physician Dr. Lynne McCullough.
Doctors later revealed one of the “fair” patients had been released.
McCullough said the trauma center was prepared for as many as 50 patients. She also said they’ve been in touch with the victims’ families.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and to the communities that were affected,” she said.