Hollywood Gunman Identified

Shooter was 26-year-old Tyler Brehm, coroner says.

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    The gunman who died after a shootout with police in Hollywood was identified Saturday as 26-year-old Tyler Brehm.

    A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Brehm died in a shootout with police, after opening fire Friday morning in a busy area near Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street.

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    Warning: disturbing content -- A gunman walking down the middle of the street fires into a moving vehicle and the chilling incident was captured on video. (Published Friday, Dec 9, 2011)

    During his chaotic and deadly rampage, captured on tape, Brehm pointed his gun into a silver Mercedes-Benz and shot by 40-year-old John Atterberry, a music industry executive who lived nearby.

    By late Friday night, Atterberry was in critical but stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.     

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    Friends identified the victim of Friday's random shooting spree in Hollywood as 40-year-old John Atterberry. (Published Friday, Dec 9, 2011)

    Friday night, friends and neighbors came by Atterbery's Hollywood Hills home that he shares with his girlfriend to confirm the news and console one another.

    "He's a great guy," said Tyava Winborne, a friend of the victim. "He was in my wedding. He and my husband are close friends."

    Shots Fired at Sunset, Vine

    [LA] Shots Fired at Sunset, Vine
    Police responded to reports of gunfire in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. One person was killed after a shootout with police; another person, possibly the suspect, was shot and transported to a hospital. (Published Friday, Dec 9, 2011)

    "I was supposed to see him next Friday cause we're having a Christmas party at his house," Winborne said.

    Another man was grazed by a bullet, but didn't sustain major injuries.

    Much of the incident that involved the gunman firing into passing vehicles was caught on video.

    Link (Warning: Contains Graphic Language): Video of shooter at Sunset and Vine Hollywood

    Link (Warning: Contains Graphic Language): Sunset & Vine Shooter Video 2

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