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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:21 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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