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Headlines: Instagram Geotagged Photo Revealed PnB Rock’s Location Before Shooting; L.A. Ranks As Deadliest City for Rappers

9:49 AM PDT on September 13, 2022

    Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

    —Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock was reportedly shot and killed yesterday during a robbery attempt at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in South L.A. [CNN]

    —In the face of another murder of a young rapper, legendary L.A. gangster rapper King T blames the victim. [Instagram]

    —Los Angeles ranks as one of the deadliest cities for rap artists, plus an exploration of why so many rap artists are killed in their hometowns. [L.A. TACO]

    —The first death from Monkeypox in the U.S. has been confirmed in L.A. County following the passing of a "severely immunocompromised" individual. [Politico]

    —Nicole Linton is believed to have been going up to 130 miles an hour shortly before driving into traffic and causing the deaths of six in Windsor Hills last month. [LAT]

    —L.A. Angels heavy-hitter Mike Trout has hit homeruns in seven consecutive games, putting him one homer within reach of the record. [ESPN]

    —Green Qween, a social equity-licensed cannabis dispensary in DTLA, was robbed on Sunday morning, the second following a robbery in May. According to reps, thieves attempted to pull the dispensary's front gate off with their car, smashed the front door, and cut through reinforced security bars to gain entry. [Green Qween]

    —A woman was seen attacking a taco truck in Fresno, pelting it with eggs and attacking owners with a large stick. [NBC]

    —Researchers at UCSB have identified a less toxic treatment for Leukemia. [Independent]

    California has been ranked the 6th least polluted state. [US News]

    —Dixon Flannel Co. is collaborating with Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies on a new flannel shirt bearing subtle Lakers colors. [ST]

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