Shooting Suspect is Dead
The person who opened fire earlier this afternoon is dead. Police identified him as a Hispanic male.
Police found the suspect dead when they entered the home he had barricaded himself in. It is unclear if he killed himself or whether he died from police fire. The suspect had an assault-style rifle.
Police are now searching the area to make sure there are no other suspects and there are no victims. Officials also confirmed the shooting was not related to the election.
Previous reports the suspect was a woman were false, police say.
Shooting Victim Identified
The one fatality from the shooting Tuesday afternoon was a man in his 70s, police say.
He was killed after an assailant with an assault-style weapon opened fire.
The shooter is still surrounded by police, barricaded in a nearby home.
No Apparent Connection to the Election
Here’s the latest from the LA County Sheriff’s Department, which has taken over the investigation into the shooting in Azusa:
Police Update Shooting
Police confirmed that one person was killed and two injured in a shooting that occurred near a polling location in southern California.
Captain Steve Hunt, the chief of police in Azusa, told reporters the shooting was concentrated in a residential area and not in the immediate vicinity of Memorial Park, the polling site, suggesting it was not related to the election. But because this is an active situation, Hunt would not comment on motive.
Police have established a perimeter in the area where the shooting occurred. Six officers have exchanged gunfire with the shooter; they are unharmed. The suspect has not been accounted for, he said.
Hunt has asked the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to take over investigation.
Hunt said the suspect was a woman armed with a semiautomatic weapon. There are unconfirmed reports there was a second shooter who was male, he said. Hunt added, “Someone was down at the front door. We don’t know their condition.”
Police Arrive on the Scene
Police are near the scene on the shooting, attempting to disarm the gunman who earlier this afternoon opened fire near a polling station in southern California.
The Los Angeles Times has more details:
At least of the victims was headed to the polling station to vote, a law enforcement source told The Times that officers arrived to find a man with a rifle. The gunman immediately began shooting at them, said the source, adding at least 20 shots were fired at officers.
Under a hail of gunfire, officers took cover and returned shots at the man, who retreated into a home in the 500 block of Fourth Street, said the source, who requested anonymity because the case was ongoing. No officers were injured in the shooting.
Police say all officers are safe and uninjured.
There were four shooting victims in the initial shooting. One person was killed and two were injured critically.
LA County Clerk: Find Another Place to Vote
Dean Logan, the registrar-recorder and Los Angeles County clerk, tweeted:
We should point out here that while the shooting is reportedly near a polling station, we don’t know whether it was, in fact, either at Memorial Park or Dalton Elementary School.
One Reportedly Dead in Shooting
At least one person was shot and killed near a polling station Tuesday in Azusa, California, around 30 miles from Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. Several others are reported injured.
Several voters said the shooting occurred around 2 p.m. local time outside the polling station at Memorial Park North Recreation Center. The Times reports that three other people were shot and injured.
Police say the suspect is heavily armed and still at large.