A shooting occurred at an Azusa Election Poll site in California. The shooting leaves one dead and 2 critically injured on Tuesday afternoon. An Armed assailant with military-grade weaponry opened fire in a residential area near Azusa, forcing authorities to secure the neighborhood and shut down any nearby polling places, sending voters scrambling to find other locations to cast their vote. After a standoff at a home that lasted for hours, authorities announced that the alleged gunman was found dead in the residence. Officials said they didn’t know whether the man — who was described as heavily armed — was killed by police or from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say, they do not believe the action was driven by the polling place, nor did they find a motive of the violent action.
“We don’t know what the motive is and why this person starting shooting,” said Homicide Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
At least one person was headed to vote at the polls when they were shot, said one officer to the Times. Los Angeles County Capt. Ron Singleton, said 2 people were airlifted to an area hospital. The third victim, a man in his 70’s was shot and killed and was pronounced Dead On Arrival. The shooting began around 2pm and was on the 300 blobk of N Orange Ave. Police arrive to find multiple victims and a suspect with a rifle. Name of the suspect hasn’t been released yet. To follow this story further, click here.