Shootout near California polling sites leaves two dead
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. –