Last Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed a neighbor and injured two others near a polling place in Azusa, California. The shooting took place around 2 p.m. and caused two polling centers, where people were voting, to be placed on lockdown. The 45-year old gunman’s name has yet to released.
According to ABC News, the man grabbed at least three of his guns, including an assault rifle. He then took to the street and shot randomly at people and cars. The gunman shot and injured a woman who was walking down the street. He also shot another woman who was driving a van, causing the van to crash and leaving her in critical condition. The gunman then walked up to a neighbor who had come outside to see what was going on, and shot and killed him.
When police arrived at the scene, the gunman came out of hiding and open fired on them with his assault rifle. The officers fired back. Fortunately, no officers were hurt.
The gunman was found hours later on the entranceway of a nearby home, where he was confirmed dead. Police officers suspect that the gunman died either from a police or a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A recent report by ABC News claims that the shooting was drug-related and had nothing to do with voting or the election. The gunman was binging on drugs and prompted his wife and children to leave their home on Monday evening. The man’s wife reported that he was on cocaine but authorities believe he may have been on methamphetamine.
Several details of the shooting, including the gunman’s motive, remain unclear and will be investigated further in the next few weeks.