BREAKING NEWS: As voters cast their ballots in California, a shooting spree broke out. The incident took place in Azusa, and numerous people were injured as a result.
The local NBC reported:
A shooter opened fire in a residential neighborhood in Azusa on Tuesday, injuring four people, pinning down arriving officers who were met with gunfire and locking down a polling place.
The incident was reported at 2:05 p.m. at West Fourth Street and North Orange Avenue, officials said.
Aerial footage showed firefighters setting up red, yellow and green tarps in the street while members of a SWAT team converged in a neighborhood.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter took at least one person to a hospital.
Elizabeth Hopkinson said she and her 9-month-old son were locked down at Slauson Middle School nearby. She said she was going to drop off her mail-in ballot when the shooting happened.
She said she heard, “pow, pows, then a rain of fire.”
The shooting was reportedly very close by to some polling places:
There are two polling places in the area of the reported shooting. One polling place, at the Memorial Park North Recreation Center, was locked down, Francisco Vargas told the Desert Sun via a direct message on Twitter.. He said he was a first-time voter.
The L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk tweeted that an active shooter situation is being monitored and two polling locations are currently impacted, Memorial Park and Dalton Elementary.
Please pray for the victims.