A heavily armed gunman shoots killing one and injuring at least three other puts a polling place on lockdown in California.
At least one of the victims was headed to the polling station to vote, a law enforcement source told The Times.
Officers arrived to find a man with a rifle. The gunman immediately fired at least 20 shots at police, said the source.
Under a hail of gunfire, officers took cover and returned shots at the man, who retreated into a home in the 500 block of Fourth Street, said the source, who requested anonymity because the case was ongoing. No officers were injured in the shooting.
Officers had the suspect surrounded, and were evacuating the area, the source said.
Few details were officially released about the shooting, which occurred sometime after 2 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in the area of Fourth Street and Orange Avenue, said Officer Jerry Willison of the Azusa Police Department.
… Azusa Union School District issued a lockdown for Slauson Middle and Mountain View Elementary schools about 2:15 p.m., officials said. A nearby daycare center and preschool was also locked down.
All of this took place just hours before the polls close in California. No word yet how this will affect voting there.