A shooting close to a polling station in Azusa, California, located north of Los Angeles, has left several people injured, according to preliminary reports on Tuesday. A polling place was placed on lockdown.
The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed four patients are being treated following the shooting.
It was first reported at 5 p.m. ET. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Scroggin told the Los Angeles Times that officials are dealing with at least one person who was heavily armed.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the injuries are not immediately known, as the situation is “not contained.”
“This is a very volatile and critical situation,” Officer Jerry Willison of the Azusa Police Department said.
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The incident occurred near Fourth Street and Orange Avenue, the Fire Department told KTLA. Several areas around the streets were blocked off by police and emergency vehicles.
Slauson Middle School also was placed on lockdown, the station reported.
Two polling areas—Memorial Park North Recreation Center and Dalton Elementary School—were also impacted by the shooting, KTLA reported. The Memorial Park polling location was locked down.
“Voters should avoid the area and, if necessary, cast a ballot at an alternate polling location,” Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan tweeted.