BREAKING: Shooting Suspect Barricaded Inside Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles – Possibly With Hostages (VIDEO)
A shooting suspect is barricaded inside of a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles, possibly with hostages.
CBS 2 reported:
Police were responding to a report of a shooting at the Trader Joe’s near Hyperion Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake Saturday afternoon. Police confirmed the man was barricaded inside the store. Witnesses said patrons and workers remain inside the store.
According to the Los Angeles Police Dept., a the man who shot his grandmother and girlfriend in South L.A. around 1:30 p.m. and fled in a 2015 Toyota Camry.
He was then involved in a police pursuit, during which he allegedly shot at officers. No officers were injured.
He ended up in Silver Lake, where he crashed outside the Trader Joe’s located at 2738 Hyperion Ave. before entering the store.
Some people were able to get out, but the suspect remained inside with others as of 4:45 p.m.
The area was surrounded by numerous police cruisers.
UPDATE: We can confirm that there is an active barricaded suspect within a #TraderJoes in #Silverlake. An active tac-alert has been declared to ensure all resources necessary will be available. Please continue to stay clear of the area.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 22, 2018
A Trader Joe’s worker dragged out a woman who died after shots were fired.
Breaking: Trader Joe’s worker drags out person after shots fired in Silver Lake. Officers looking for stolen car suspect. pic.twitter.com/J2yxU2M3rL
— Jeff Nguyen (@jeffnguyen) July 21, 2018
Additional live footage via CBS2 News:
President Trump tweeted: Watching Los Angeles possible hostage situation very closely. Active barricaded suspect. L.A.P.D. working with Federal Law Enforcement.
Watching Los Angeles possible hostage situation very closely. Active barricaded suspect. L.A.P.D. working with Federal Law Enforcement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018
Update: One woman has died, 40 hostages were released and the shooter was taken into custody.
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