08 November 2016

At Least 1 Dead In Shooting Incident Near 2 Polling Places In Azusa, Calif.8NOV16

PRAY for the victims, their families and the first responders, and pray this has nothing to do with the election and voting. From +NPR .....
This photo provided to the AP shows police vehicles outside a middle school in Asuza, Calif., Tuesday following reports of a shooting near the Los Angeles-area polling site.
Marco Soto via AP
Updated at 7:56 p.m. ET
At least one person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting incident near two polling places in Azusa, Calif.
Dean Logan, the Los Angeles County county clerk, tweeted that voters were being told to "avoid the area and if necessary, cast a ballot at an alternate polling location."
One of the polling centers remains closed.
At a news conference, Azusa Police Chief Steve Hunt said the suspect is still "unaccounted for." Hunt said police are looking for a woman who was armed with an "assault-style weapon."
Television images showed police responding in armored vehicles and emergency personnel treating the wounded and and placing them on helicopters.
Azusa is about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Hunt said it was still not clear whether the shooting had anything to do with the voting process.
The shooting happened in front of Memorial Park, which is also a polling station.
The Azusa Police Department said the shooting began a little after 5 p.m. ET. Officers found "multiple shooting victims" and they "came under fire."
Police are now concentrating on a home in the area. Azusa police said the situation had transitioned from "active" to "barricade/containment."
This is a breaking news story. We will update this post as we get get more information.