Polling Stations Closed After California Man Goes On Shooting Spree
Yet another mass shooting took place today…this time close to two polling stations in California, causing each to shut down and voters to scramble for other locations to vote at.
At press time, it was unclear if the shooting was at all election related, though at least one victim was hit while on their way to cast their ballot. Via LA Times:
One person was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday when an assailant armed with a military-style rifle opened fire in a residential area of Azusa, forcing authorities to secure the neighborhood and shut down nearby polling places — sending voters scrambling to find alternate locations.
After a standoff at a home that lasted several hours, police announced that the gunman had been found dead in the residence. Officials said they didn’t know whether the man — who was described as heavily armed — was killed by police during a short but furious gun battle or from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
By Tuesday afternoon, Azusa police said it was too early to determine a motive. At least one victim had been on his way to vote, a law enforcement source told The Times. Sheriff’s Capt. Steven Katz said the violence was not related to the election and the location near a polling place was merely a coincidence, though he warned that all of the information was preliminary.
SMH! At least we know the shooter won’t hurt anyone else. But so sad for the people who were just going about their day and hoping to vote for the candidate of their choice.