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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an active police situation at a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles (all times local):
Police believe a man involved in a standoff with officers at a Los Angeles supermarket shot his grandmother and girlfriend before firing at officers during a pursuit, then crashing outside the supermarket and running inside the store.
Officer Mike Lopez, a police spokesman, says the man had fled from the scene after the Saturday afternoon shooting in South Los Angeles.
He says officers tried to pull the man over and were led on a pursuit. Lopez says the suspect shot multiple rounds at officers during the chase but no officers were struck.
At least one officer returned fire.
Lopez says the man crashed outside of a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Silver Lake and then ran into the store.
He says the situation is still unfolding and it isn’t clear if employees are still inside the store.
Bystanders in the area of a Los Angeles Trader Joe’s that is surrounded by police and emergency vehicles say someone fired off gunshots outside.
Lorraine Perrotta, who lives in the Silver Lake neighborhood, says she was getting ready to park her car Saturday afternoon when she heard six gunshots.
Some witnesses took to social media.
Devin Field, a writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” tweeted he was walking inside when a car crashed into the entrance and a man “got out shooting.”
Los Angeles police say there is an “active” incident at the store and that the public should stay clear of the area. Some people could be seen exiting the store through a side window and down a ladder.
A large number of police and rescue personnel were responding to a Los Angeles supermarket, amid numerous media reports of possible gunshots.
The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted there was an “active incident” at a Trader Joe’s in the Silver Lake area.
Calls to the department’s public information office were not immediately answered. Reports of gunshots could not immediately be confirmed.
An Associated Press employee who lives in the area reported seeing a crashed car into a utility pole outside the store.
One tweet showed people attempting to exit the Trader Joe’s out a window. Other views from TV helicopters showed people leaving through the front door with their hands up.
No further details were immediately available.