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Hollywood gunman shoots at passing cars

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  1. Sharky7

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    #1 Sharky7, Dec 10, 2011
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    Makes you wonder what the world is coming to. A person can take a simple break up.
     

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    Thank goodness no one was injured because of this knucklehead......Again, no great loss....
     
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    Sunset & Vine? The shooter must have thought he was part of a movie production and after getting shot by responding LEOs (all part of the script), the director would yell "Cut. Print." and he'd get up and go back to makeup.

    Oooops, but somebody wrote him out of the script for good.
     
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    Sounds like he didn't hit anybody... Can the police actually shoot him if he's only firing warning shots??? :whistling:

    Seriously though, I'm surprised nobody ran him over. Standing in the middle of the street shooting at people, kind of vulnerable out there.

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    Knowledge?.....Really...I guess he knew that if he continued to shoot at passing cars, he'd eventually get SHOT by the Po-lice....:dunno:...You just can't make this stuff up......
     
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    One motorist was hit in the jaw reports are now saying...
    Boy gun control really is helping in Kalifornia after all...:whistling:
    One legally armed citizen could have ended this quicker than waitin on the cops to come...
     
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    Strongly disagree. There were several officers in the vicinity when the shooting started. If a citizen was there and could not be immediately identified it would have been much much worse. This is not one of those instances where time was wasted waiting for the police to arrive. We were already here. It just took awhile to catch up to him.
     
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    One of the biggest WTF moments came about an hour and a half later... I had one of the witnesses transported to the station to be interviewed by detectives. When they started asking him what happened, he casually reveals, "Oh by the way, I got shot in the leg.." :shocked:

    Like when were you gonna tell us buddy? :rofl:
     
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    In the time it took for the person to take the video it could have been over...I did not see any police in the video... but they might have been just out of frame, but even if they were 3 blocks away and one citizen was armed while driving by or within reasonable engagement distance... I guess I dont understand your argument...Would you also discourage a off duty officer from engaging based on the officer not being in uniform and being mistaken for the actual shooter. I realize what you are getting at but respectfully disagree. I feel someone could possibly look at the circumstance with the same eyes as a off duty realizing the danger to oneself while engaging the active shooter as it relates to being mistaken for one of the perps, take the situation in visually to see if there are officers in the vicinity, take shots and lay down your weapon and call it in. All of this theroetically in about five seconds give or take. I am not saying that a citizen doing all the right things still couldnt get shot by law enforcement in this situation, but there is a very real chance that with proper situational awareness a citizen could have ended it before the nearest radio even sqwaked. We wont even get into the legal aftermath possibilities...human life is precious.. sometimes you have to rely on your self alone, and in that split second make a decision that could kill you or rectify a horror, or both but to just stand there and do nothing...
     
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    Here's the deal... *I was there.* One of the shooters was a plainclothes detective. Some of the uniforms didn't recognize him. It was quite chaotic and without any type of identification, it could have gotten bad-- I don't feel comfortable telling the whole thing, and in truth, I can't yet... but feel free to disagree and armchair quarterback all you want. I still say that in this instance an armed citizen coming out of nowhere would have just created more of a problem. There were plenty of police there. It happened two block from the station. Within a minute, at least 40 officers were on scene.
     
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    Thanks SAR to you and all your mates.
     
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    This is assuming that the armed citizen was (1) in exactly the right spot to act AND (2) the armed citizen was willing to use his/her gun.

    Assumption number 1 is based on random probability. Totally random probability.

    Assumption number 2 is unlikely as most CCWers will not act unless the threat is directed directly at them. In this instance, each motorist that drove pass the gunman was threatened directly but did nothing. Each had a 3500 to 5000 lb guided projectile at their disposal, which they choose not to use.

    Kudos to LAPD.
     
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    Hey, some people don't cry and whine about every little thing. :rofl:
     
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    It was probably a 9mm and he was going to just walk it off...:whistling:
     
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    Yes we did, that one late night when we cruised Hollywood.
     
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    oh cool, good that nobody got killed now that this happened


    Edit: well except the idiot with the gun lol
     
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    Yeah, nobody got hurt other than this idiot... and all of your favorite independent contractors are still working hard there even in this cold!
     
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