LAX is the international hub for stars in and out of Hollywood, and a few celebrities were among the travellers caught up in the chaos following a deadly shooting at the airport today.
With time on their hands, they took to Twitter to update fans.
:: “At £lax Some (expletive) shot up the place.” – James Franco, who included a self-portrait in an airplane window seat. His publicist confirmed the actor was a passenger on a flight that landed this morning after the shooting occurred.
:: “Currently waiting on the plane in a remote parking area. I am safe. Praying for the victims of this shooting.” – Singer Nick Jonas, who posted moments earlier that the flight he arrived on was set to arrive at the terminal where the shooting occurred.
:: “Heard gun shots then everyone starting running for the door. Not sure if anyone was hurt. £LAX” – Mythbusters host Tory Belleci posted this morning, followed by a series of tweets and photos updating the situation at the airport throughout the afternoon.
Heard gun shots then everyone starting running for the door. Not sure if anyone was hurt. #LAX— Tory Belleci (@ToryBelleci) November 1, 2013
:: “Almost 4 hrs since the shooting. Still here. 2000+ people. They’re handing out waters & snacks. £LAXShooting” – Belleci. Discovery confirmed in a statement that he and Grant Imahara were at Terminal 3 on route to Delaware when the shooting occurred….
:: “Otw to lax and I hear there was a shooting at the terminal I’m going to. No Dallas for me this weekend, hope everyone is ok. I hate u LAX” – Glee star Mark Salling.
They are now releasing people from terminal 1 & 2 from the secured bay, but holding all of us from terminal 3. pic.twitter.com/cmnQyCogXN— Tory Belleci (@ToryBelleci) November 1, 2013
WTF!!! I really hope everyone at LAX is ok and the #LAPD get that shooter fast!— Kelly! (@KellyOsbourne) November 1, 2013