One woman is dead and at least two others were injured when a man fleeing police took hostages inside a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The woman killed has been identified as store manager Melyda Corado, with police saying she was shot inside the store, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Albert Corado, the victim's brother, identifies himself on social media as living in Minneapolis and born in California. He tweeted his fears after his attempts to get contact his sister were unsuccessful.
Corado told CNN that his sister had worked at the Silver Lake Trade Joe's for four to five years.
"She was the person I loved the most in the world. She was never anyone but herself for better or worse, she was herself," Corado told CNN.
The standoff with police started after the unidentified gunman shot his grandmother seven times and wounded another woman in south Los Angeles.
He took the injured woman into his grandmother's car and led police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a pole outside the Trade Joe's in Silver Lake, which is located in the central region of Los Angeles.
Police said he had 40-50 hostages inside for three hours before eventually agreeing to handcuff himself and surrender.