One Killed Near California Polling Sites, Shooter Found Dead

One killed near California polling sites, shooter found dead

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 09th Nov, 2016 ) - A gunman went on a shooting spree near California polling stations on Tuesday, killing one man and wounding two women before dying following a shootout with police, authorities said. The shooting took place in early afternoon in the city of Azusa, 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, Vanessa Lozano, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, told AFP. The incident prompted a lockdown at nearby schools and at two polling stations, one of which was later reopened.

Officers arriving at the scene in a residential neighborhood found three shooting victims and came under fire, Azusa police chief Steve Hunt told reporters. He said officers returned fire and the gunman was later pronounced dead at the scene. It was unclear if the gunman was killed by police or took his own life, authorities said. "One male victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead and two female adults were also transported to a local hospital where they are listed both in critical condition," the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said in a statement. It was unclear what prompted the attack.