WATTS, Calif.–A poll worker in Watts was shot and wounded today during a domestic dispute outside the polling place where he was working, and his assailant was being sought.
The man, in his mid-30s, was wounded about 9:40 a.m. outside 92nd Street Elementary School in the 9200 block of Grape Street and was hospitalized in stable condition, said Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh.
No description was released of the suspect, whose identity is known to police. She is reportedly the victim’s girlfriend.
The polling place remained open, Borihanh said.
The school was placed on lockdown for a short time, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
According to the preliminary investigation, the victim and suspect argued outside the polling place and the suspect shot him and fled, Borihanh said.