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Shooting delays LA bound flights at McCarran

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A flight departs McCarran International Airport in this undated image. (File/FOX5) A flight departs McCarran International Airport in this undated image. (File/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Flights to Los Angeles International Airport leaving Las Vegas were stopped Friday morning after a shooting was reported at the California airport.

Officials said several people were injured and one killed when a gunman opened fire inside a terminal at LAX about 9:30 a.m. Shortly after the shooting was reported, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at the Los Angeles airport.

Christine Crews, a spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, said flights to LAX were not leaving the airport, which serves as a layover location for many flights from L.A.

Though the ground stop at the Los Angeles was lifted about 4 p.m., McCarran Airport said travelers should check with their airlines for flight status information as it will take time for travel to return to normal.

Crews said the ground stop in Los Angeles will have an impact on air traffic across the country.

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