Chief of Los Angeles Airport Police Patrick Gannon said his officers engaged the shooter inside terminal three after he fired numerous shots, and managed to arrest him.
One person, a man approximately 40 years old, was killed in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said.
The suspect in the Los Angeles International Airport shooting appeared to be acting alone and was using an assault rifle, police have confirmed.
Speaking at a press conference, the Chief of the Los Angeles Airport Police Patrick Gannon said: "An individual came into Terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and begun to open fire in the terminal.
"He proceeded up into the screening area where Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself.
"Officers from Los Angeles Airport Police responded immediately to the calls. They tracked the individual through the airport and engaged him in gunfire in Terminal 3 and were able to successfully take him into custody."
Seven people were wounded in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport and six of them were taken to local hospitals for treatment, a Los Angeles fire department spokesman said.
The gunman invovled in the LAX Airport shooting has been taken into custody and is believed to be a lone shooter, the chief of airport police Patrick Gannon has confirmed.
The gunman who opened fire at LAX Airport has been killed by law enforcement officers, NBC News reports citing multiple sources.
At least three people have been shot by the gunman, police said.
Police in Los Angeles have said that the suspected shooter at LAX Airport has been arrested and is in custody.
He is believed to be the only suspect.
One US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee has been killed following a shooting incident in LAX Airport, NBC News reports.
UPDATE: One TSA employee killed, one wounded in LAX shooting
The White House has said President Obama has been briefed on the shooting incident at LAX Airport.
White House officials are in touch with law enforcement officials on the ground, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.
Outgoing flights have been halted at Los Angeles International Airport after reports of a shooting in Terminal 3, an airport spokesman has told Reuters.
"The general public is being held back at law enforcement bock. Other than arriving flights, flight operations have been temporary held," airport spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado said in an emailed statement.