Police Say Shooter is Female; Neighbors Say Shooter is Male
Azusa, CA is where a shooting broke out earlier today. One man was killed and at least three victims were injured. The incident took place near a polling place which was closed down. Other places, such as schools and a day care were also closed down to prevent any additional injuries.
Police say the shooter is a female who is armed with an assault rifle. However, neighbors say the shooter is a male. There is a possibility that two shooters are involved in the incident. Azusa Police Chief Steve Hunt said, “It’s very early to tell what the motive is, but it appears to be concentrated on the residential side, not at the polling station.”
The shooting, in a residential area of Azusa, led to an hours-long standoff at one house. The assailant was barricaded inside. The incident started around Tuesday at 2 pm in the 300 block of North Orange Avenue. After police arrived they were greeted with at least 20 shots. Officers took cover and returned shots at the assailant.
One of the residents of the neighborhood, Roberto Chavez, saw the heavily armed man fire shots at a group of people. He said police quickly responded to the situation. The gunman, wearing a white shirt and black pants then ran into a house about three doors down from the Chavez house. Chavez said he recognized the man as someone who makes frequent visits in the neighborhood and who hangs out at one of the neighbor’s home.
In the early evening, on election day, Hunt said the shooter, or shooters, remain at large. He is optimistic the situation will be fully under control later in the evening.