Young woman killed in deadly Trader Joe’s shooting, hostage standoff identified

A 27-year-old Trader Joe’s employee was killed after a gunman stormed the supermarket in Los Angeles’s Silverlake neighborhood on Saturday evening.

According to CNN, Albert Corado has identified the deceased woman as his sister Melyda Corado, who the Los Angeles Times reports was a manager at the store.

The 28-year-old shooting suspect eventually surrendered and is now in police custody. Before the standoff at Trader Joe’s, he reportedly shot his grandmother and another young woman, who he took with him in the car during a subsequent police chase, which ended when he crashed into a barricade near the supermarket on Hyperion Avenue.

About 40 to 50 people were held hostage during the suspect’s three-hour standoff with police.

Albert Corado had posted on Twitter that he was looking for word from his sister before sharing the tragic news.

“She was the person I loved the most in the world. She was never anyone but herself for better or worse, she was herself,” Albert Corado told CNN.