MA Live US election: one dead after shooting near California polling station, gunman at large

 

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One person is dead and three more were injured in a shooting in Azusa, California, a northern suburb of Los Angeles. Two nearby polling stations have been placed on lockdown, as well as two schools.
One person is dead and three others have been shot, LA County Fire Inspector Gustavo Medina told CNN. The Los Angeles Fire Department said earlier that they were treating four patients as a result of the incident.

The shooting was first reported around 2pm local time (5pm eastern), and there are reports it may have involved a police officer, and that the suspect is still at large.

Few details are known about the shooting, which Officer Jerry Willison of the Azusa Police Department described as “a very volatile and critical situation,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Slauson Middle School and Mountain View Elementary School have also been placed on lockdown, the Azusa Unified School District confirmed.

There are about 30 people at two polling locations affected by the incident. Local authorities said they were “monitoring” the situation and advised voters to “avoid the area and, if necessary, cast a ballot at an alternate polling location.”

One witness has offered a description of the suspect.

It is unclear if the shooting is in any way related to the ongoing elections.

Azusa is a city of some 50,000 northeast of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains.

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