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Polling Place Shooting Blamed on Love Triangle Rivalry

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A shooting yesterday at a polling place in Watts has been attributed to tension amid a love triangle, and the suspect remains at large.Injured in the shooting was a male poll-worker in his mid-30s who was fired on after an argument with his romantic rival escalated and found the two men outside the poll location at 92nd Street Elementary school on Grape Street.

The two men are both involved with the same woman, according to Captain Phil Tingirides, commanding officer of the LAPD's Southeast Division, according to City News Service.

After the shooting, the suspect fled, while the victim went back into the polling place to seek help.

The victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries, and no one else at the polling place or school was injured or in harm's way.

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"The polling place was reopened after LAPD officers deemed the site to be secure, said Sunny Cho of the L.A. city clerk's office. A mobile polling place was deployed and parked next to the school's auditorium," notes L.A. Now.

Police questioned the woman involved with the men. Though the suspect remains on the loose, authorities say they are confident he will be apprehended.