[UPDATE] Shots fired, one killed at Los Angeles polling station

by Pierre-Antoine Denis and George Engels

UPDATE [3:10 GMT]: The suspect has been found dead. The suspect has been confirmed to be a man.

A shooter opened fire in Azusa, California, killing one person and injuring three, as reported by local news outlets. The gunman remains at large.

Among the victims are two women and one man. It has been confirmed that the deceased victim is a man in his seventies.

Two nearby polling stations, Memorial Park and Dalton Elementary, have been locked down and residents of the area have been advised to take shelter.

“All personnel are tied up with the critical incident,” said the Azusa Police Department in a Twitter statement on Tuesday.

The house is under investigation by both Azusa’s Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The two closest polling stations have been locked down and residents of the area have been advised to take shelter. Nonetheless, no shootings have been reported in direction of the polling station.

In this instance, the Guns Down hashtag #GunFreePolls has proven disturbingly prescient. The non-profit has called on voters to text “GUNSDOWN” to 91990 to report guns they see at polling stations, stating that “armed intimidation is voter suppression, voting free of intimidation is your right.”

Megan Paige, a local resident, posted to Twitter: “I’m close enough to the #Azusa shooting that I can hear the helicopters, but I am not in danger. Thanks for the messages, folks!”

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