BRUTAL

Trader Joe’s Gunman ‘Shot His Grandmother’ Before Standoff

The 28-year-old man accused of taking dozens of people hostage Saturday at a Los Angeles Trader Joe’s and sparking an hours-long gun battle with police allegedly shot his own grandmother just before the ordeal. Police say the rampage began as a family dispute in which the unnamed suspect shot his grandmother at least seven times before wounding another woman and fleeing with her in his grandmother’s vehicle. The grandmother is said to be in critical condition, while the second unnamed victim suffered a minor head wound. The accused gunman’s third victim, identified by ABC News as Melyda Corado, was killed inside the Trader Joe’s where the suspect holed up for hours with dozens of hostages inside. Corado was a store manager and was fatally struck by one of the gunmen’s bullets, police said.