Police said they were trying to determine what they were doing, and that they were trying to kill another man before he crashed his car and ran into a busy supermarket officers outside.
A woman was shot and killed when the gunman ran into the Trader's Joe's supermarket at Los Angeles' Silver Lake section on Saturday, but no hours were seriously hurt before being handcuffed and surrendered about three hours later said. The man's grandmother was hospitalized in a critical condition on Sunday.
The man shot his grandmother seven times and wounded another woman. Officers tracked the car, gave chase and exchanged gunfire with the man, who crashed into a pole and then ran inside, they said.
Frightened customers and workers dived for cover as bullets fired at the shattered the store's glass doors.
Heavily armed officers in riot gear.
Some people inside the supermarket are looking for a home […] at about 6:30 pm, the man agreed to handcuff himself and walked out the front door, surrounded by four of the hostages.
Mayor Eric Garcetti congratulates police and firefighters for their work and mourns the loss of life at Joe's Trader, where he and his wife regularly shopped when they lived in the neighborhood.
"The heroism that was shown today was second to none, and the teams were ready to respond, secure the perimeter and engage in conversation with the suspect no doubt saved lives today, "he said.
Don Kohles, who lives in the neighborhood and who goes into the supermarket when he saw the two police cars coming out hell and the man crashed into the pole.
The driver got out, and police started firing at him. Kohles hurried inside, and he and others took cover in the book.
Christian Dunlop, a. "This bullets went right over the back of me as he was running down the main aisle," said Kohles.
Christian Dunlop, a real estate agent and actor who lives nearby and frequents the trader Joe's what on a corner near the store when he saw four people run out. One person, an employee, dragging an injured woman by the hands.
"She appeared lifeless," said Dunlop.
He has about five employees 15 other people run to safety from the back of the store.
"I know all the employees," Dunlop said.
Police Chief Michel Moore said the gunman made a "series of demands" during the stand-off but crisis negotiators believed they could persuade him to serene peacefully.
Police are not sure what the car chase and standoff is. Moore said at about 1:30 p.m. the suspect shot his grandmother and another woman in a South Los Angeles home and then forced the other woman into his grandmother's car.
Officers tracked the car using a stolen-vehicle tracking system and tried to stop the man in Hollywood, but said he was forced to pull over, Moore said window of his car.
Outside the store, the man exchanged gunfire with police again and the woman shot and killed, Moore said. It was unclear if she died from police gunfire or was killed by the gunman. Moore said police and firefighters responded quickly but could not save her.
Fire said six people, ranging from 12 to 81, were taken to the hospital. None had been shot, and all were in fair condition.