Police: Officer Kills Man Shooting at Vehicles in Hollywood

A portion of Vine Street near Sunset Boulevard is closed for a police investigation.

Los Angeles police shot and killed a gunman who was firing at vehicles in Hollywood Friday.

Officers were sent to the area of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street about 10:20 a.m., said Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph of the Media Relations office. The suspect died at the scene.

At least one other person was wounded, possibly by the gunman who was killed. The Los Angeles Fire Department transported one person to a hospital for treatment, a fire official said.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Trey Beffa, an employee at K&L Wine Merchants, who recounted seeing the incident unfold. The Times wrote:

... Beffa said, he watched in horror as a man walked out of a Bank of America on the corner, apparently unaware of the chaos outside.

The bank customer “didn’t know what was going on,” Beffa said. “The guy walked up to him when he was in his car and started yelling at him and fired point-blank range. He shot at the window and then he walked around and shot him right through the driver’s side window.”

Twitter user @RipKingston posted a video of the shooting from his vantage point inside a Hollywood high rise building. Advisory: There are expletives said in the video.

The L.A. Times interviewed William Wiles who captured dramatic video with his iPhone of the shooter. The video shows the man firing his gun standing at the intersection of Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard firing at a pickup truck.


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