Hollywood Shooting Victim Remains In Critical Condition

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — A music industry executive remained in critical condition today, shot in his jaw by a gunman who fired at more than a dozen people while marching down Vine Street in broad daylight two days ago.

John Atterberry “is still in critical condition,” said Simi Singer, a spokesperson for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “I don’t expect there to be a change.”

Atterberry,  in his 40s, was shot in his face Friday morning as he sat in his car. The shooter, Tyler Brehm, was shot dead moments later by two plainclothes police officers.

Brehm hit at least three people as he emptied a handgun into cars, and fired wildly from the middle of Vine Street.

Two passing motorists were also hit by bullets that had passed through their car door or window, police said. One was grazed by a bullet in the thigh, the other — a 77-year-old man — suffered glass cuts to his face.

Brehm and his girlfriend of four years had broken up last week.

Atterberry was identified as a longtime recording industry manager and promoter who has worked with r&b artists like Brandy, the Spice Girls and Jessica Simpson.

His facebook wall is filled with well-wishes from friends who are pulling for his recovery.

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