BREAKING: Gunman takes hostages inside a Trader Joe’s (video)
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A hostage situation is underway at a Trader Joe’s in Silverlake, Los Angeles after a man being chased by police jumped out of their car and ran into the store on Saturday afternoon.
The vehicle was seen wrapped around a pole and police rescued a 20-year-old woman left inside. Her injuries have not been confirmed, but are believed to include a gunshot wound, NBC reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times the woman is his girlfriend, and he had fired at officers before he ran inside the supermarket.
LAPD told KCAL the suspect had shot his grandmother and girlfriend about 1.30pm, before fleeing the scene in a 2015 Toyota Camry.
Officers began pursuing the suspect in Hollywood, and they arrived at the supermarket on Hyperion Avenue about 3.30pm.
Law enforcement are working to evacuate employees and customers, including small children, with at least one person seen fleeing with injuries.
While many were seen fleeing from the supermarket, it is believed there are still as many as 30 people inside.
UPDATE: SWAT resources are on scene at the #traderjoes in #Silverlake as we work to bring a swift resolution to this incident. Again, this is an active and evolving situation, and we continue to urge the public and media to stay clear of the area.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 22, 2018
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
UPDATE: There is still an active police incident at the #TraderJoes near the intersection of Hyperion Ave and Griffith Park Blvd. We are still urging the everyone to stay clear of the area. Due to the fluidity of the incident, we will release information as it becomes available.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 21, 2018
Officers rescued a group of children after an armed suspect opened fire and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe’s in the Hollywood area. Live updates: https://t.co/tbjgPmD5iq pic.twitter.com/873SgyQwsj
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 21, 2018
police chase that ended at a trader joes in silver lake where suspect went in and is now holding everyone hostage, i’m shook pic.twitter.com/GhgtZbq9QQ
— faithy wap (@faithsilva) July 22, 2018
Tons of police down here in Silverlake. Just found out there’s a hostage situation at the trader joes here. Hope everyone is ok!
— Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) July 22, 2018
Update: The gunman is believed to be inside Trader Joe’s and might be wounded. Law enforcement sources told The Times they did not believe he was holding hostages but said there still might be some people hiding in the store. https://t.co/qVNkoI93XC pic.twitter.com/cEW6E7ltpv
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 22, 2018
#BREAKING: LAPD has confirmed the suspect in the Trader Joe’s shooting in Silver Lake was involved in a pursuit with police after he allegedly shot his grandmother and girlfriend in South L.A. He crashed a 2015 Toyota Camry into a pole outside the store. #SilverLake #TraderJoes pic.twitter.com/0JE0urybOF
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) July 21, 2018
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
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 22, 2018
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