Tyler Brehm went on a shooting spree at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. In the video below, you’ll hear one witness say Brehm, 26, was yelling Allahu Akhbar. If what you hear in the video is true, take note that no one wants to report it. Whether true or not, had the claim been that a skinhead was doing the shooting, it would have been reported…true or not. Or a young man crying out to God – it would have been reported. No one would have taken the time to verify, because, after all…an eyewitness said it, and that eyewitness was caught on video. But no, he might have said Allahu Akhbar – and it’s simply not worth making the news.
Depending on which report you believe, Brehm shot up to three people, one of them is in critical condition, shot in the neck, jaw, face and or chest. That man is said to be music executive, John Atterberry. The shooter was able to get off 20 rounds before the police tried to disarm him, and instead, shot him. He died in the street.
Officials said he menaced drivers in the parking lot at a McDonalds then continued to fire as he walked north up Vine. It was just south of Sunset when he encountered a silver Mercedes sports car and fired several shots that hit vehicle, with at least one round striking music industry executive John Atterberry, who was in the car, in the face.
After shooting Atterberry, the gunman walked into the middle of Vine and the intersection with Sunset and continued firing into the air and at cars.
LAPD officials said several people had their windows shot out. It was not clear exactly where Brehm reloaded, but several witnesses reported seeing him placing a new clip into the weapon.
UPDATE: 8:14 pm CDT: KTLA5 is reporting that John Atterbury died today at 4:51 pm.
A witness said Brehm was also armed with a knife, and he shouted that he wanted to die.
Ex-girlfriend Alicia Alligood: said Brehm wanted to “change the world,” and was “a humanitarian.” She said Brehm met a woman who he thought was a pharmaceutical saleswoman. She had given him pills and according to Alligood, Brehm was “never the same.”
Alicia Alligood, 24, said that she and Tyler Brehm, 26, dated for four years before breaking up [“this month”]. In an interview with KTLA News, she described Brehm as “really stressed out lately” and said he’d recently started taking pharmaceutical drugs, which she called surprising because he wasn’t one to use hard drugs.
The area of the shooting is in the heart of Hollywood, an area where filming is happening at almost any time of the night or day. Passerbys thought the shots were from a movie set. The ArcLight Cinema is also right there. You can buy reserved seats in advance and have dinner before the movie on a screen that is considered “pure” for displaying your work on the big screen. The ArcLight is its own experience.
The “Allahu Akhbar” remark is at about 2:37-in. Maybe… if we don’t say he said it, it never happened. Kinda like not saying the real unemployment rate is 11%.
Tyler Brehm Shoots at Motorists at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood (video)