One person is reportedly dead, and several others injured, after a shooting in California Tuesday. Raw footage shows the aftermath of the scene.
Several people have been injured and one person is dead after a shooting near a polling station in California.
The scene, near Azusa, California, was temporarily placed on lock-down, and a heavily armed suspect was at large as of 6:45 p.m. ET.
The suspect has since been contained, according to local police, but as of 7:30 p.m. was still barricaded inside a building.
The Azusa police department confirmed that the incident started just after 2 p.m. local time, and asked residents to shelter in place.
Critical Incident: Please stay out of the area of Fourth St & Orange Ave. All residents in the area shelter in place.
— Azusa Police (@AzusaPD) November 8, 2016
The police department also confirmed that the first officers on the scene came under fire from the suspect, and that they identified “multiple shooting victims.” One person was pronounced dead at the scene. All of the police officers who had been pinned down by gunfire are safe, the department confirmed.
As of now – 1 fatality, 2- victims transported in critical and 1 additional down near primary residence
— Azusa Police (@AzusaPD) November 9, 2016
Azusa is located approximately one hour east of Los Angeles.
A spokesman for the sheriff, Deputy Vincent Plair, told Reuters there was no immediate indication that the incident was related to election day or the polling station.
The local police chief, Steve Hunt, told reporters that the suspect was armed with an assault rifle with “rapid fire capability.”
“This is an active situation,” he added.
The shooting happened just as polls began to close across the United States.
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