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Hollywood Rampage Caught on Video

Police shoot, kill suspect

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    A man walking near Hollywood and Vine started shooting at drivers, as witnesses watched in amazement. One person was hit, and those who survived feel very lucky. (Published Monday, Dec. 12, 2011)

    A gunman shooting at cars near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street was killed Friday morning after a shootout with police, and much of the incident was caught on video.

    In one clip obtained by NBC4 (embedded, above) the gunman calmly fires into a passing truck. The gunshot echoes through the neighborhood.

    In another video, posted on Twitvid, one car swerves away from gunfire, while another vehicle makes a U-turn and speeds off.

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

    Part 2 of the video shows a Los Angeles police car parked in the middle of the intersection. An officer chases after the suspect. Multiple gun shots can be heard.

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

    Police responded to the shooting spree about 10:20 a.m. The suspect was shot and killed by police. He died at the scene.

    A second person was also shot, possibly by the suspect. A fire official confirmed at least one person was transported by LAFD to a hospital for treatment.

    No police officers were injured in the shooting.

    "I had some bad feelings. I though maybe we should throw some things at him or call the police. It was a really terrifying moment for me," said witness Nick Weinstein.

    "I kind of ducked down behind that water fountain and then, I ran into the bank," said another witness.

    Police shut down a portion of the street near ArcLight Cinemas. The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street remained closed at 4 p.m. Traffic was being diverted around the crime scene.

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