Chairman Carper Statement on Shooting at LAX

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statement on the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Los Angeles International Airport communities, as well as all those whose lives have been impacted by the senseless act of violence at the airport today. I send my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the fallen TSA employee, whose life was dedicated to the safety of Americans and visitors traveling through our airports. I want to thank the first responders on the scene and law enforcement personnel at the federal, state and local levels who are investigating this tragic incident. The rapid response by law enforcement and paramedics illustrates the heroism of our nation’s first responders. Through this tragedy, we are reminded of the critical mission of TSA in protecting our freedom to securely travel, and all those who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.”