A gunman whose rampage killed one man and seriously wounded two women — leading to the lockdown of two election polling stations in the Los Angeles area — is dead, authorities said.
It is not clear if the gunman, who was armed with an assault rifle, killed himself or was fatally wounded during a shootout with police, according to The Associated Press.
The violence erupted near a middle school in a residential neighborhood in the town of Azusa, in Los Angeles County, after 2 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted Tuesday night that the shooting "does not appear to have any direct connection to the election/polling places," but the Times quoted a law enforcement source as saying at least one victim was heading to vote.
One of the polling locations was an elementary school. One location has since re-opened.
NBC4 in Los Angeles reported that officers responding to the scene were met with gunfire. The gunman soon after entered a house.
Police have not released the names of either the gunman or his victims.
The county's elections chief, Dean Logan, tweeted that "voters should avoid the area and, if necessary, cast a ballot at an alternate polling location."
Azusa is a city 46,000 residents in the San Gabriel Valley, 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.