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US elections: 1 killed in shootout near polling booth

The initial shooting was followed by a gun battle with responding police officers at the scene near the Memorial Park North Recreation Center, where voters were spooked by a volley of shots

One person was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting on Tuesday near a polling location near Los Angeles, US, on presidential election day.

The initial shooting was followed by a gun battle with responding police officers at the scene near the Memorial Park North Recreation Center, where voters were spooked by a volley of shots, CNN reported.

Police are looking for a female suspect and are trying to determine if there is also a male suspect.

Two of the victims were women.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the shootings were related to Tuesday’s elections. Two schools were on lockdown and the polling center, along with another nearby, both were “impacted”, the authorities said.

Two voters who were inside the Memorial Park North Recreation Center when the shooting occurred spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity. The shots were not fired inside the polling station, witnesses said.

 

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