Hollywood shootout: Police kill gunman in Los Angeles

A gunman firing at cars in Hollywood was fatally shot Friday by Los Angeles police.

 A gunman who fired at cars and shouted "kill me" was shot to death Friday by police after wounding a driver in the heart of Hollywood, authorities and a witness reported.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were hurt, Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph said.

Witness Oscar Herrera told KABC-TV that he saw the gunman walking down the middle of Vine Street near Sunset Boulevard, firing at least nine shots into the air and at passing cars.

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"People were running all over," Herrera said. "People was ducking."

The driver of a Mercedes-Benz was wounded and taken to a hospital in unknown condition. A truck and another car were stuck with bullets.

The Los Angeles Times reported that civilian bystanders saw the man firing and hailed down two police officers working on a nearby movie set, according to a source.

The gunman eventually ran out of bullets and pulled a knife before a policeman shot four or five times at the attacker, Herrera said.

Investigators were trying to determine a motive for the attack, which came a day after a gunman took his own life at Virginia Tech.

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