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Friday, 5 July, 2002, 09:26 GMT 10:26 UK
In pictures: LA shooting
Chaos reigned at Los Angeles International airport after a gunman opened fire at the El Al counter, killing two people before he was shot dead by a security guard.

Passengers on ground
Passengers threw themselves to the ground after the shooting began

AP photo
Thousands of people were evacuated after the international terminal was closed

A long wait lay ahead for many, as 35 flights were delayed - some for up to eight hours

Los Angeles policeman on patrol outside the international terminal
Security was unprecedented across the US because of the Fourth of July holiday

Sharpshooter on alert
It was the first Independence Day celebration since the 11 September attacks

FBI agent at scene
The FBI has not ruled out terrorism, but says evidence points to a random act


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The BBC's David Willis
"An estimated 900,000 were expected through LA International airport"
Sgt John Pasquariello, LAPD
"We've got some leads"
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