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Busy Weekend for Police: Murder Cases Throughout the City

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A man stabbed to death on a Hollywood sidewalk, a woman kills her son before killing herself in Highland Park, two shot dead in South LA in separate cases all made for a busy weekend for LAPD officers and detectives. Hollywood, Saturday, 10:50 p.m.: A passerby on Santa Monica Blvd. notice a man lying on the sidewalk and call police. Police arrive to find a victim, still alive and described as a male White, transient, approximately 50-years-old. He's rushed off to the hospital where he died. While police do not know the motive behind the murder, they do believe it is not gang related.

Highland Park, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.: A 43-year-old woman uses a knife to kill her 4-year-old son before taking her own life. After LA Fire Department personnel reported to the scene as a medical emergency and found pronounced two dead under suspicious circumstances, they called police. “It’s a brutal scene in there,” Capt. Bill Murphy said.