View attachment 30334 UNIVERSAL CITY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a portion of a popular theme park in Universal City was shut down Friday after a man died by suicide. Deputies responded to a call around 2:24 p.m. of a possible suicide at Universal Studios Hollywood at 3900 Lankershim Boulevard, according to an Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson. When they arrived, deputies located a man who died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to an LASD spokesperson. Authorities said the incident happened in an area designated for smokers behind the Despicable Me ride and fun zone, which is the park’s newest attraction. The incident was out of the view of many but children and families were nearby. Footage posted via Twitter showed park employees disbursing water to park-goers, who were corralled into an area for safety reasons. It remains unclear how a gun made it onto park grounds as security personnel check bags and purses. “That shouldn’t have gotten passed security but they don’t really search like belt lines and stuff. They just do bags so you can walk through. Maybe he had it but still they should do a metal detector, maybe,” Preston Scharf, a park-goer, said. No other details were immediately available.