Gunman in deadly Los Angeles-area shooting was high on drugs

One person was killed and three others were hurt in a shooting that locked down schools and polling places in Azusa on Tuesday Nov. 8 2016

One person is dead after a shooting near a USA polling station in California, with the "heavily armed" shooter later found dead following a standoff at a home in Azusa.

One woman was shot in the face, the other woman suffered shots to her body, Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said.

Corina said they had no reason to believe the shooting was related to the polling stations or voting, but it nonetheless prompted the temporary lockdown of two polling stations and a nearby elementary school. "It appears to be concentrated on the residential side, not the polling station".

Police said on Twitter that the incident started around 2:00 p.m. local time (2100 GMT).

Azusa police Officer Jerry Willison says someone fired on officers at the scene around 2 p.m., but none of them were hurt. After a several-hour standoff, authorities entered the home and found the suspect lying in the entryway.

Investigators do not yet know whether the gunman died as a result of being shot by police, or if he had taken his own life.

The motive of the shooting was unknown and it was unclear whether the attacker knew his victims, Corina said.

The suspect, a 45-year-old man, shot at a woman driving a van, which later crashed before he walked up to his 77-year-old neighbor and fatally wounded him, Moody said.

"He was hiding when officers came up", Corina said, adding that police had seen the wounded victims in the neighborhood.

Police and SWAT vehicles were in residential area of Azusa following a shooting on November 8, 2016.

Authorities had not identified the victims by early Tuesday evening, but two women were in critical condition.

The polling place near where the shooting took place was locked down, and so were some area schools. While three casualties have been confirmed, Hunt said a fourth person is "down" in the doorway of a residence.

One voter said that he was inside when a bunch of shots were heard by him and people from outside starting to run in before officials locked the doors. Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan advised voters to avoid the area and use other polling locations.

Police responding to the report of gunshots came under fire themselves and were initially pinned down as they arrived on the scene, according to accounts from Azusa police.

Police said no arrests have been made and advised residents to shelter in place until further notice.

Multiple people have been shot near a polling place in Azusa, California.

A woman inside one of the affected polling stations said she heard shots ring out before officials placed the area on lockdown.

Slauson Middle School, which was near the location of the police activity, was also placed on lockdown, the school's secretary told KTLA.

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