1 dead, 3 wounded in Los Angeles-area shooting

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This photo provided by Marco Soto shows a police vehicle outside a middle school in Asuza, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, following reports of a shooting near the Los Angeles-area polling site. (Marco Soto/@warzoneintro via AP)

— Updated 12:05 A.M. EST —

Authorities in California say a gunman is dead after killing a man and critically wounding two women not far from two polling places that were closed as a result.

They say the assault rifle attack in the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa wasn’t election-related.

The two polling sites were shut down for several hours Tuesday while officers surrounded a home where the gunman’s body was found. One later reopened.

Authorities called to the scene got into a gun battle and police say it’s unclear whether they fatally wounded the gunman or he killed himself. No officers were hurt.

The shooting took place not far from several schools, including one that was serving as a polling place, and across the street from a park that also had a polling site.

Police don’t have a specific motive for the shootings.

The names of the gunman and the dead man haven’t been released. The wounded victims are described as two women in their mid-50s.

— Original post 9:16 P.M. EST —

A shooting in Southern California has killed one person and wounded three others near a polling site.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Gustavo Medina says one person was dead on arrival in the city of Azusa on Tuesday. He says two people were airlifted to hospitals and a fourth was being treated.

An elementary school that’s also a polling place was on lockdown. Elections officials say one other polling site was affected, urging voters to cast their ballots in other locations.

The motivation is unknown and it’s unclear whether the shooting has anything to do with the election.

Azusa police say arriving officers found multiple victims, came under fire and returned fire themselves. No officers were injured, and no arrests have been made.

Source: AP

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