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Voting resumes after shooting at Watts polling place

March 5, 2013 |  1:32 pm


Voting has resumed at a polling place at a Watts elementary school where a shooting occurred Tuesday morning.

The polling place was closed for 30 minutes while police investigated the shooting and has since been moved to a mobile polling station parked next to the auditorium at 92nd Street Elementary School.

A 35-year-old poll worker was shot shortly before 9:40 a.m. outside the school in the 9200 block of Grape Street. LAPD Officer Christopher No described the incident as a "domestic dispute."

LAPD Capt. Phillip Tingirides said the shooting was believed to have occurred during an argument outside the school’s auditorium. The victim then ran into the polling place where he was working.

A woman believed to be involved in the shooting has been taken into custody, Los Angeles police said. Tingirides said investigators are looking for a male suspect who they believe pulled the trigger.

The poll worker suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, No said.

The school was briefly locked down during the incident.


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Photo: A hazmat worker cleans spots of blood after a shooting at 92nd Street Elementary in Watts. Credit: Christina House / For The Times