Two dead in shooting near California polling station
Several people have been injured and two people are dead after a shooting near a polling station in California.
The scene, near Azusa, California, was temporarily placed on lock-down. Authorities have said there is no indication that the shooter had targeted the polling place.
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The Azusa police department confirmed that the incident started just after 2 p.m. local time, and asked residents to shelter in place.
The police department also confirmed that the first officers on the scene came under fire from the suspect, and that they identified “multiple shooting victims.” One person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect was contained after the shooting, and after a standoff he was found dead in a nearby home.
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All of the police officers who had been pinned down by gunfire are safe, the department confirmed.
Azusa is located approximately one hour east of Los Angeles.
A spokesman told Reuters there was no evidence that the incident was related to election day or the polling station. The Los Angeles police department, which has taken over the investigation, confirmed that information.
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The local police chief, Steve Hunt, told reporters that the suspect was armed with an assault rifle with “rapid fire capability.”
The shooting happened just as polls began to close across the United States.
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