Hollywood Gunman Opens Fire on Motorists
He wounds one driver before being fatally shot by police
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2011 4:06 PM CST
A screen of the scene from YouTube.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A gunman indiscriminately opened fire at passing motorists in Hollywood today, hitting one person in the head who is now critically wounded, reports the Los Angeles Times. The gunman was then shot dead by two police officers who were on a nearby movie set and alerted by bystanders. The shooting took place on Vine Street, just south of the ArcLight movie theater.

One witness told KABC-TV that he observed the gunman walk north on Vine Street with his gun in the air and then proceed to aim at traffic. He was yelling, "I want to get killed." The witness heard about 10 shots.

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Ucantusethatname
Dec 10, 2011 11:09 AM CST
The guy got what he wanted for Christmas. Meanwhile, gun ownership is under attack. Fewer persons would die if citizens were permitted to carry guns--as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
Berzelius
Dec 10, 2011 3:07 AM CST
The old suicide by cop
Riffran
Dec 9, 2011 6:16 PM CST
shame he didn't just turn the gun on himself first...f-ing coward...good riddance