Airline employee killed in shooting at Oklahoma City airport


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.– A Southwest Airlines employee shot Tuesday at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has died, the airline said. Police earlier said the person was shot in a parking lot.

The airport was closed, and police advised anyone inside the facility to “shelter in place,” a tweet on the department’s verified account said.

“At this point in time, we located one victim and we’re looking for a second reported victim,” Capt. Paco Balderrama said. “We don’t have any information to put out on the suspect vehicle or the suspect itself, but gunshots were heard.”

There is also no information on how many suspects police are looking for.

Five airlines fly out of Will Rogers to 21 destinations. The airport sees 150 commercial flights a day and more than 3.6 million passengers each year, the city’s website says.