Poll worker shot three times outside Los Angeles elementary school

By David Edwards
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 14:56 EDT
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A person voting. (AFP)
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An argument at a Los Angeles elementary schools serving as a polling location ended on Tuesday with an election worker reportedly being shot multiple times.

According to KCBS, a 35-year-old poll worker was shot by a woman three times at 92nd Street Elementary School during voting for the Los Angeles mayoral primary.

Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Richard French said that an argument between the victim and the suspect spilled outside the building when the shooting occurred. Police said that shooting may have been the result of a domestic dispute and that the suspect may have been the victim’s girlfriend.

The school was placed on lockdown and the man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officer Bruce Borihanh said that the man was in stable condition and that his injuries were not life threatening.

Police were searching for the shooter, but a description was not immediately available.

The polling location remained open, police said. Voters were going to the polls on Tuesday to casts their ballots for one of five mayoral candidates.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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