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Obama, Biden briefed on shooting at LAX

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been briefed on the reported shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

The White House says the Los Angeles Police Department is leading the response and investigation into the shooting, and administration officials are in touch with federal and local partners.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama's homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, briefed the president on the incident Friday. The vice president's office says Vice President Joe Biden has also been briefed by phone.

The White House says it is urging people to listen to authorities and follow directions from first responders on site.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey called the shooting a multi-patient incident.

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