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Article posted: 11/4/2013 7:42 PM

Lake Forest native shot at LAX upgraded to good condition

This photo provided by the Calabasas Courier, a student publication of Calabasas, Calif., High School, shows teacher Brian Ludmer in September 2012. Ludmer, 29, a Lake Forest native, was the lone civilian wounded by gunfire in the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport Friday.

This photo provided by the Calabasas Courier, a student publication of Calabasas, Calif., High School, shows teacher Brian Ludmer in September 2012. Ludmer, 29, a Lake Forest native, was the lone civilian wounded by gunfire in the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport Friday.

 

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LOS ANGELES -- Officials say Lake Forest native Brian Ludmer, who was wounded at Los Angeles International Airport in Friday's attack, has been upgraded to good condition.

Ludmer, 29, a theater technical director at two high schools in suburban Los Angeles, has to undergo at least one more surgery on his leg and extensive physical therapy, but his condition was upgraded from fair to good, officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said Monday.

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Meanwhile, at least one FBI agent revisited the suspect Paul Ciancia's apartment Monday, the same duplex agents searched Friday after authorities say the suspected opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in LAX's Terminal 3, killing TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez.

The FBI agent escorted a man from the apartment and into an underground parking garage, where the man got into a black Hyundai and drove off.

Also, New Jersey relatives of the gunman charged in last week's shooting are expressing sympathy to the family of the security officer who was killed.

An attorney for the Pennsville, N.J., family of 23-year-old Paul Ciancia said Monday that his relatives also are hoping for the recovery of the other victims and are sorry for the disruption caused travelers.

The lawyer, John Jordan, wouldn't take questions after giving a brief statement outside Pennsville's municipal building. He says the family is asking for privacy.

The gunman is accused of shooting his way past an airport checkpoint with a .223-caliber rifle he pulled from a duffel bag.

He was wounded in a shootout with airport police. He faces charges of murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport.

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