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Woman held in connection with polling place shooting, LAPD says

March 5, 2013 | 12:19 pm

Poll worker shot

This post has been updated, as noted below.

A woman believed to be involved in the shooting of a poll worker outside a polling place at a Watts elementary school has been taken into custody, Los Angeles police said.

No information was immediately available about the suspect because she had not yet been booked, said Richard French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

[Updated at 12:38 p.m., March 4: LAPD Capt. Phillip Tingirides said investigators are still looking for a man they believe shot the victim. The woman detained was being questioned by officers about her connection to the incident.

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. Previous reports indicated the altercation began inside the building.

An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the woman was believed to be the suspected shooter.]

Authorities believe the woman knew the 35-year-old man who was shot shortly before 9:40 a.m. outside the 92nd Street Elementary School in the 9200 block of Grape Street. LAPD Officer Christopher No described the incident as a "domestic dispute" that apparently began inside the school's auditorium at a polling location and escalated outside.

The man 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. It was not immediately clear if the polling place was affected.

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Photo: A poll worker was shot Tuesday outside a polling place at 92nd Street Elementary School. Credit: Ruben Vives / Los Angeles Times

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