BREAKING: Shooting Rampage At Polling Place Leaves At Least 1 Dead, 3 Wounded (DETAILS)

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According to CNN, a shooting occurred in a Los Angeles area polling station during the voting session, and one person is now dead and three others are wounded. The shooting occurred Tuesday near two voting locations in Azusa, California.

According to Los Angeles Fire Inspector Gustavo Medina, one of the victims died after arriving at a nearby hospital. Two of the shooting victims were taking to the hospital by an LA County Sheriff’s Department helicopter

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The Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Department has been called in to assist the police department in Azusa.

Authorities told CNN that the poll stations involved had been “impacted.”

Two voters inside the Memorial Park North Recreation Center spoke with CNN, but declined to be identified. They told CNN that the shots were not fired inside the polling station.

One of the witnesses that spoke to CNN said that he was inside when he heard a “bunch of shots ring out.” The witness said that people ran into the station and officials locked the doors. The witness told CNN that:

‘A massive shooting is happening and the police have told us to stay indoors. We are currently on lockdown.’

Another witness speaking to CNN told the news network that she heard the shots and:

‘At first, I thought it was construction but people came running into the room saying they see a guy with a bulletproof vest and a white shirt. As of right now, they just have us in the voting room and are trying to keep us calm.’

Although officials did not allow anyone to leave the voting station during the lockdown, they did allow voting to proceed while waiting for police to resolve the situation outside the station.

CNN received pictures from inside the station revealing a number of people inside, including a group of children.

One of the anonymous witnesses told CNN that she estimated that around 30 people were inside the polling location during the lockdown. Approximately 15 to 20 children were evacuated from the gymnasium inside the recreation center.

LA County Registrar Dean Logan sent a message to area voters via Twitter:

“Voters should avoid the area and, if necessary, cast a ballot at an alternate polling location,” LA County Registrar Dean Logan tweeted.


H/T: CNN