Published: Wed, November 09, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Shooting near voting site leaves one dead, 3 wounded

Shooting near voting site leaves one dead, 3 wounded

"We are now monitoring the active shooter reports in Azusa and would like to recommend voters to go to any alternative polling place in the area to cast their vote", said County Clerk Dean Logan said in a statement.

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".

Details were scarce, but the L.A. Times reports that the shooting happened in a residential area around 2 p.m. local time, when the gunman fired at least 10 rounds at a group of people.

Willison declined to provide the location of the shooting for the safety of the officers and the victims, he said.

Officer Jerry Wilson of the Azusa Police Department said the situation was "volatile and critical".

The shooter, described by witnesses as a man who wore a white shirt and black trousers, reportedly exchanged 20 rounds of gunfire with police officers.

The department has said all officers who were pinned down are "accounted for, safe and rescued". reports that two people have been taken to the hospital.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Gustavo Medina says one person was dead on arrival in the city of Azusa on Tuesday. Local media also reported more than two dozen civilian casualties, including potentially from United States airstrikes.

The female voter said she estimates about 30 people remain inside the locked down polling location.

A polling place at the park and another at Dalton Elementary School, 500 E. 10th St., were placed on lockdown after the shooting. The lockdown was done as a precaution.

She said she was locked down with about 25 others in the gym. "Azusa Unified personnel are actively communicating with parents and working with authorities to ensure that both schools are secure".

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