Shootout near Cal­i­for­nia polling sites leaves two dead

The Myanmar Times - - World -

TWO peo­ple were killed and two oth­ers were in­jured in a shootout in Cal­i­for­nia that prompted a lock­down at two polling sta­tions, au­thor­i­ties said.

The shoot­ing took place in the city of Azusa, 25 miles (40 kilo­me­tres) east of Los An­ge­les, Vanessa Lozano, spokesper­son for the Los An­ge­les County Fire Depart­ment, said.

Of­fi­cers who ar­rived at the scene in a res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hood found “mul­ti­ple shoot­ing vic­tims”, and came un­der fire, Azusa po­lice chief Steve Hunt told re­porters.

He said of­fi­cers tend­ing to three vic­tims re­turned fire after be­ing shot at and the gun­man was later pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Two polling sta­tions in the area were placed on lock­down along with nearby schools, but one of the polling sites later re­opened, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal of­fi­cials.

Po­lice ad­vised res­i­dents to stay clear of the area and shel­ter in place as of­fi­cers combed the neigh­bour­hood look­ing for pos­si­ble other sus­pects. –

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