1 dead, 3 injured in Los Angeles-area shooting
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 8, 2016
One person was killed and another three injured Tuesday afternoon in a shooting near a polling site outside of Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported. There doesn’t appear to be a connection between the shooting and the polling site, police said.
The shooting occurred minutes after 2 p.m. PT near the area of Fourth Street and Orange Avenue. The Azusa Police Department, which released a few details about the shooting on its official Twitter account, confirmed there was one fatality and two additional people shot. Two of the victims are in critical condition and have been transported to a local hospital. Another person was “down,” according to police, but it was not clear whether they had been shot. Their condition is unknown.
As of now – 1 fatality, 2- victims transported in critical and 1 additional down near primary residence
— Azusa Police (@AzusaPD) November 9, 2016
The Los Angeles Times reported that at least one of the victims had intended to vote at the polling station.
Azusa police said the first officers on the scene exchanged gunfire with a suspect and found multiple shooting victims. The Los Angeles Times reported the suspect then sought shelter inside a nearby house. A motive is not yet determined for the shooting, the Azusa police said.
The department added that officers “initially pinned down by gunfire are accounted for, safe and rescued.”
Following the shooting, two polling stations at Memorial Park and Dalton Elementary in Azusa, California, were impacted, the Los Angeles County county clerk said on Twitter. Memorial Park remains closed.
Monitoring #ActiveShooter situation in Azusa. Two polling locations currently impacted – Memorial Park & Dalton Elementary in Azusa (cont).
— Dean Logan, RR/CC (@LACountyRRCC) November 8, 2016