Woman dies in store siege, gunman nabbed


Los Angeles, July 22: A woman has been killed in a Los Angeles grocery store siege in which a gunman held multiple people hostage, police said on Saturday. The suspect has been taken into custody and an investigation is underway, Efe news agency reported. The incident began when a shooting occurred at 1.30 p.m. in Newton Division after which the suspect fled the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter. Police located the suspect and a pursuit ensued “at which point the suspect fired multiple rounds at pursuing officers,” it added. “The suspect then crashed his vehicle at which point an officer involved shooting occurred. At the termination of the pursuit, the suspect fled into the Trader Joe’s,” police said. “Inside the Trader Joe’s, a female victim was struck by gunfire. She was pronounced dead at scene,” it added. (IANS)