It was the most dramatic moment of the wild Hollywood shoot-em-up when a motorist had his windows blown out at point-blank range.
Seconds later, another driver in the pickup truck stared down the barrel of the killer's gun.
Now both men are telling INSIDE EDITION about their incredible brush with death.
Movie producer Donald Riedel was approaching the famous Sunset Boulevard when he encountered the crazed gunman as he opened fire at cars and passersby in the very heart of historic Hollywood, at Sunset and Vine.
"He wheeled around and pulled the trigger," said Riedel.
Rydell was behind the wheel of a red Honda Civic.
INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret asked Riedel, "How close was that bullet to hitting you?"
"I swear to God, it was that [one inch] close. Glass was all over the place," said Riedel. "The intensity of it all was just unbelievable."
Chris Godley, the photo editor for the trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter, was in a black pickup right behind the red car.
Godley showed Moret the path of the bullet that went through the door, grazed his leg, and shattered his iPad.
Moret asked, "Where is the bullet now? Do you know?"
"It's inside my passenger door," said Godley.
The gunman, Tyler Brehm, got off twenty shots during his rampage before he was shot and killed by police when he refused to drop his weapon.
Rydell pulled over and took several photos. One photo shows cops warily approaching the Mercedes of another victim, music executive John Atterberry, who was shot three times in the head.
40-year-old Atterberry died Monday from his injuries. His sister wrote on Facebook:
"Today I lost my John, my baby, my guardian angel, my protector, my little brother."
These survivors can only marvel that it wasn't them who died.