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Auburn resident describes hours inside LAX during airport shooting

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Two Auburn women were trapped inside Los Angeles International Airport during the shooting rampage. They were in Los Angeles for a sight seeing trip. Little did they know their adventure would end in terror. News Threes Naomi Keitt spoke with one of the women who takes us through those horrifying hours.

"It's one of those things that you know you think it can't happen to you," said Erin Steele.

Fear, it was coursing though Erin Steele's body as she and her friend Julie Feehan were rushed from their seats at breakfast in the LAX airport.

"Representatives from the airport just said we've gotten word that there is an active shooter. They felt like we were in danger. Please stay up underneath the building and away from windows," she recalls what airport security told the crowds.

She said there was organized chaos under the building where they stayed for about an hour. And many people, who were passing through security at the time, had to leave their possessions behind.

"People beside us were barefoot, one guy had on 1 shoe. They didn't have their cell phones and so me and my friend Julie, we were letting people borrow our cell phones and call their families and say hey we're okay," said Steele.

After about an hour they were taken to a lockdown facility where they stayed for another 2 hours. That's were Erin recalls thinking about passengers who were without essential items.

"Running out of baby formula. People who had diabetes that needed insulin. Just certain things like that because we were on total lockdown," Steele said.

But she said the Red Cross was there with food and supplies to distribute to the crowd.

"I'm just really blessed and glad to be home," said Steele.

Erin and her friend Julie made it home safely Saturday afternoon.

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