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Gunman Opens Fire near Polling Station In US

One person has reportedly died

At least one person is dead and five injured after a gunman opened fire near two polling locations in Asuza, California.

Witnesses say the shots were not fired inside the polling station. Police are currently searching for the “heavily armed” gunman.

“This is a very volatile and critical situation,” Officer Jerry Willison from the Asuza Police Department said according to the Los Angeles Times.  

A witness told CNN he heard a “massive shooting is happening and the police have told us to stay indoors. We are currently on lock down.”

“At first, I thought it was construction but people came running into the room saying they see a guy with a bulletproof vest and a white shirt,” added another witness. “As of right now, they just have us in the voting room and are trying to keep us calm.”

CNN reports around 30 people are believed to be on lock down inside the Memorial Park North Recreation Center, including 15-20 children.

“Voters should avoid the area and, if necessary, cast a ballot at an alternate polling location,” LA County Registrar Dean Logan tweeted.

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