The normal writer of this series may be dead of this series, at least in terms of him being on a hiatus, however LA has too much murder and death not to cover.
First up is the apparent suicide over at Universal, as of writing this all the info seems to be that a man shot himself in the head near Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal ending his life. via
Second up is the bizarre and stupid murder of a mother who was gunned down in front of a police officer who immediately fired back at her assailant killing the assailant. Her son was with her and also shot. He was in critical condition as of writing this. The reason behind the shooting of the mother and son is quite strange. Apparently they laughed at their assailant while driving because he had his feet outside of his car window. Why their simple laughter caused their shooter to go after them so viciously makes very little sense.
For more info on this ongoing murder story.