(This June, 2013 photo released by the family shows Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez. Hernandez, 39, who was shot to death on Nov. 1 by a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hernandez Family))

Obama visits family of slain TSA officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama has visited with the family of a Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama gathered with relatives of officer Gerardo Hernandez at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday. Obama was in Los Angeles to attend Democratic Party fundraisers.

Obama also met with TSA agents Tony Grigsby and James Speer, both of whom were wounded in the shootings.

On Nov. 1, a gunman pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and shot the TSA officers. Hernandez died from his wounds. Authorities have said 23-year-old Paul Ciancia (see-AHN’-see-uh) had a vendetta against the federal government and was targeting TSA officers.

Hernandez had a wife, Ana, and a 14-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.

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