Two polling stations in Azusa, California, have been affected by a shooting a nearby residence, with one person confirmed dead and at least three more injured.
Police are dealing with at least one suspect who was heavily armed, according to the LA Times.
“This is a very volatile and critical situation,” Jerry Willison of the Azusa Police Department said.
He declined to provide the exact location of the shooting to protect the officers involved, but it is believed to have taken place at a local home and residents have been urged to stay out of the area.
As many as two nearby polling booths and a middle school reportedly went into lock down with as upto 25 people sheltering in the school’s gym.
Mother Elizabeth Hopkinson was among them with her nine-month-old son and told NBC she heard “pow, pows, then a rain of fire.”
A female voter at one of the polling stations told CNN she at first thought she was hearing construction until “people came running into the room saying they see a guy with a bulletproof vest and a white shirt.”
More to come.