OKLAHOMA CITY — A Southwest Airlines employee shot Tuesday at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has died, the airline said. Police earlier said the person was shot in a parking lot.
The airport has been closed to commercial traffic since the shooting, and police advised anyone inside the facility to “shelter in place,” a tweet on the Oklahoma City Police Department’s verified account said.
Shots were fired in a parking lot, Capt. Paco Balderrama told reporters.
“We located one victim and we’re looking for a second reported victim,” he said. “We don’t have any information to put out on the suspect vehicle or the suspect itself, but gunshots were heard.”
Balderrama said there was no word on the confirmed victim’s condition.
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.
Southwest Airlines tweeted that it would have no arriving or departing flights until 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET), at the earliest.