At least one dead at the Oklahoma City Airport shooting

At least one person has been shot at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport, prompting officials to close the airport and order people inside the sprawling terminal to seek shelter.

Video from a television station helicopter showed what appeared to be a pool of blood near the bottom of a ramp leading from the airport’s departure area.

Oklahoma City Police Captain Paco Balderrama said police have confirmed one victim in the shooting and received reports of a possible second victim, but authorities have not yet found that person.

Balderrama said he does not know the condition of the confirmed victim. No other details of the shooting were immediately available. The airport suspended operations and maps posted at the FlightAware website showed that at least one flight was diverted to the Wiley Post Airport in the north-western part of the city.

Three other flights were headed towards Oklahoma City at mid-afternoon on Tuesday – each at least an hour away from arrival, the website showed.

“There are going to be some delays for flights until we have further information,” airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said, while referring other questions to police.

Carney said Southwest, American, Delta, United and Alaska airlines each have terminals at the airport on the city’s south-west side, and 7,000 to 8,000 travellers pass through the facility daily.

She said that police believe the shooting was an isolated incident, but that precautionary measures were still appropriate.

All streets surrounding the airport were blocked off and everyone should avoid the area, Balderrama said.


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