Music executive and former Death Row Records VP John C. Atterberry passed away yesterday after suffering gunshot wounds during a shootout on Friday in Hollywood, California.

According to the LA Times, the 40-year-old was driving near Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street when he was shot three times in the face and neck. The gunman, 26-year-old Tyler Brehm, randomly shot at passing cars before cops arrived and shot him.

Following the shooting, Atterberry was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead yesterday at 3 p.m.

Atterberry got his feet wet in the music industry as an A&R for Tabu Records. He served as VP of Death Row Records, and later worked on albums by Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Brandy and more.