Amid the confusion that comes with breaking news, Twitter came alive with tweets that one of the people shot at LAX airport was ex-NSA Chief Michael Hayden. A gunman opened fire in LAX at around 9:20 a.m. local time using a high-powered rifles. There are several people wounded according to reports.
#BREAKING ALERT: Reports that Ex-NSA chief Michael Hayden was shot at LAX was based on a fake tweet.
— Sun News Network (@SunNewsNetwork) November 1, 2013
Ex-NSA chief Michael Hayden has *not* been shot. It's a hoax. It's also not on the AP or Reuters wires so don't point fingers at them.
— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) November 1, 2013
The Globe and Mail in Canada reported that Hayden had been shot dead with members of a radical christian group claiming responsibility.