Last updated: 06:26 PM ET, Tue November 15 2016

Southwest Airlines Employee Shot And Killed at Oklahoma City Airport

Impacting Travel | Rich Thomaselli | November 15, 2016

Southwest Airlines Employee Shot And Killed at Oklahoma City Airport

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Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has been shut down this afternoon after a Southwest Airlines employee was shot and killed in an airport parking lot.

The airline and the police, who are still searching for the killer, both confirmed the death.

"The Southwest Airlines family is deeply saddened by the passing of our Southwest family member, and we extend our heartfelt sympathies and support to his family and Southwest co-workers at this time," the carrier said in a statement.

A second person also was apparently wounded.

All traffic in and out of the airport has been stopped, and all flights were suspended at Oklahoma’s largest airport, which processes an average of 8,000 passengers a day.

Oklahoma City police Captain Paco Balderrrama told reporters that anyone inside the facility was advised in a tweet to "shelter in place" as police began the process of moving travelers from inside the airport to a nearby parking lot.

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