One person has been reported killed, while four were injured at an Azucsca, California, polling station on Tuesday afternoon. The situation has been cleared and the shooter is presumed dead.
The gunman was armed with a rifle and fired at least 20 shots at police, and then retreated into a home in the 500 block of Fourth Street.
The suspect was wearing black pants and a white t-shirt according to several witnesses. The shooter barricaded himself in a house.
No motive has been suggested and the investigation is ongoing. Although speculation it’s worth noting that earlier in the week ISIS issued calls for jihadist to attack polling stations.
“It’s very early to tell what the motive is, but it appears to be concentrated on the residential side, not at the polling station,”said Azusa Police Chief Steve Hun.
Polling stations around the area were put on a short lock-down. The situation has been secured, at around 5:30 p.m. PST police removed a body from the home. But it was unclear whether it was the shooter police described the suspect as a heavily-armed woman. While several witnesses contradicted the claim saying to The LA Times, that the shooter was a man.
Azusa Union School District issued a lockdown for Slauson Middle and Mountain View Elementary schools about 2:15 p.m., officials said. A nearby daycare center and preschool was also locked down.
Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan said the shooting was affecting two polling stations at Memorial Park, a preschool, and Dalton Elementary school.
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