A witness reported that a man who was randomly shooting at people in Hollywood, shouted “Allahu Akbar”, which means “Allah is greatest.”
The shooter, Tyler Brehm a 26 year old white male, began shooting at several vehicles in Hollywood at Sunset and Vine. During the shootings, at least one person was wounded. The police arrived and the suspect was shot and killed.
While police say they are still unsure of the motive for the shootings, a witness told KTLA Channel 5 the suspect was shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he ran away.
April Manlo told the reporter, “He was running over there, I heard two shots and he was shouting and running ‘Allahu Akbar.’”
A spokesman for the LAPD told the Gazette that at this time they were not able to confirm Manlo’s statement.
Investigators have not yet released a motive for Brehm’s rampage; however friends and neighbors say he was troubled over a recent breakup with his girlfriend.