A Calabasas High School teacher was among the people wounded by a gunmen at LAX on Friday, according to various media reports.
Brian Ludmer, the school's theater technical director, was shot in the leg and underwent surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Ludmer, 29, is expected to need more surgery, but "it is all going in a good direction," Las Virgenes schools Supt. Dan Stepenosky told the Times.
Authorities say the suspect, 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia, entered LAX Terminal 3 around 9:20 a.m. Friday with an assault rifle and opened fire, killing a security agent and wounding at least two more before being shot by police and taken into custody.
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Ludmer was flying out of LAX to attend a friend's wedding in the Chicago area, according to NBC5. He tried diving out of the way of the gunman when he was hit, reportedly dragging himself into a closet after he was shot.
"He really assumed he was not going to make it," Stepenosky told the Times.
Ludmer is a native of Lake Forest in Illinois, according to NBC5.
Ludmer's mother found out he was shot when her son called her from an ambulance.
"I'm distraught, I'm upset, you know I just want to get there," Ludmer's mother told NBC5 as she was looking for a flight to L.A.
Ludmer, who joined the school's staff about 18 months ago, told the Calabasas Courier in 2012 that he studied technical theater in college at the University of Illinois and moved out to California to assume a position at California State University at Long Beach before taking the job at Calabasas High.