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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:21 AM
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Gunman fires on motorists, others at Hollywood intersection (vid at link)
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By Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times

December 10, 2011

Wearing a white tank top and walking through one of Hollywood's most famous intersections with a gun in his right hand, the man shown in the video calmly spins on his heels and fires off a single shot as the black pickup passes by.

Then he casually strides down the middle of the street, never glancing back. The brief but intense video one of dozens of images of the Friday morning violence in Hollywood comes to an abrupt end before police arrive and open fire, killing the man.

Witnesses described the chaotic scene in the heart of Hollywood as both terrifying and surreal as the gunman walked down the street and paused at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, randomly shooting at passing motorists. A 40-year-old man, driving a Mercedes-Benz, was shot in the jaw and was in critical condition.

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My guess? PTSD. Just home from one war or the other. But that is just a guess.
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  -Gunman fires on motorists, others at Hollywood intersection (vid at link) tawadi  Dec-10-11 09:21 AM   #0 
  - Tell me again why states or local communities can't pass even SLIGHTLY tougher gun control laws?  RandomKoolzip   Dec-10-11 09:46 AM   #1 
  - Not here to flame you...  Maine_Nurse   Dec-10-11 10:31 AM   #4 
  - Yeah - but do you think this guy would have gone through the trouble of  RandomKoolzip   Dec-10-11 10:54 AM   #6 
  - Unfortunately, We'll Never Prevent All Rapes, Either.  Paladin   Dec-10-11 10:57 AM   #7 
  - we have laws against unlawfully shooting people too, should we...  Maine_Nurse   Dec-10-11 12:09 PM   #10 
  - except that you apparently think gun laws are ineffective.  provis99   Dec-10-11 06:24 PM   #28 
  - Then we need to ban dicks  DissedByBush   Dec-10-11 12:19 PM   #13 
     - Ban Dicks  Plucketeer   Dec-10-11 12:33 PM   #15 
     - Nowhere did I do that in the original post. What is bugging me is  RandomKoolzip   Dec-10-11 01:28 PM   #19 
     - Ban Dicks? And Depopulate The DU Guns Forum? Tempting....:) (n/t)  Paladin   Dec-10-11 03:13 PM   #24 
  - What a stupid post  jpak   Dec-10-11 01:06 PM   #18 
  - ad hominen attacks are what the gun nuts usually resort to.  provis99   Dec-10-11 06:26 PM   #29 
     - !  jpak   Dec-10-11 06:42 PM   #30 
  - I'm wondering how you were only the second poster;  greiner3   Dec-10-11 01:53 PM   #20 
     - Just to be clear about "the reason for the OP"  tawadi   Dec-10-11 01:58 PM   #21 
     - Tougher gun laws will NEVER...  Maine_Nurse   Dec-10-11 04:49 PM   #25 
        - Huh?  harmonicon   Dec-10-11 07:31 PM   #31 
  - California has relatively strong firearms laws.  bluerum   Dec-10-11 11:12 AM   #8 
  - It's probably easier to stop war. And that ain't ever gonna happen. Too much $$$. nt  valerief   Dec-10-11 12:56 PM   #16 
  - He could have killed people just as easily with his bare hands.  wtmusic   Dec-10-11 05:32 PM   #27 
  - Or/and SBC  zeemike   Dec-10-11 10:22 AM   #2 
  - yes, my thoughts too  shanti   Dec-10-11 12:31 PM   #14 
     - Or was he having a psychotic break...or mentally ill? nt  duhneece   Dec-10-11 05:19 PM   #26 
  - How did he go from this to being dead?  Duer 157099   Dec-10-11 10:30 AM   #3 
  - Because the shots were fatal.  formercia   Dec-10-11 10:52 AM   #5 
  - There is no "taking someone alive" in a situation like this...  Maine_Nurse   Dec-10-11 12:13 PM   #11 
  - he was already dying when that photo was taken. nt  Codeine   Dec-10-11 12:16 PM   #12 
  - He was shot but there's no blood on the ground?  valerief   Dec-10-11 12:59 PM   #17 
  - Looks like a clip in his hand and the pistol in his lap. Probably reloading. nt  bertman   Dec-10-11 02:26 PM   #22 
  - WTF NOT LBN!  sce56   Dec-10-11 11:23 AM   #9 
  - Not muslim like some on the right think he was.  warrior1   Dec-10-11 03:09 PM   #23 
  - The guy who was taking the video from the window is a hero. He started yelling  applegrove   Dec-10-11 09:35 PM   #32 

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