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Poll Worker Shot Outside Elementary School

WATTS, Calif. (KTLA) — Violence broke out at a polling place outside an elementary school in Watts on Tuesday.

A poll worker was shot outside a school auditorium where voters were casting their ballots.

The shooting was reported just after 9:30 a.m. at 92nd Street Elementary School in Watts.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a love triangle involving a couple working at the polls and a man who came to talk to them.

One man was shot, and the suspect escaped. The victim is expected to survive.

During the search for the gunman, 92nd Street Elementary was placed on lockdown.

The polling place was  moved to a mobile polling station parked next to the auditorium.