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A man 42-year-old was shot and killed as an argument broke out at a house party in South Los Angeles on Sunday.

The shooting took place about 1:40 a.m. outside a home in the 2000 block of West 77th Street, just east of South Gramercy Place, said Sgt. Steve Vera, watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.

“An individual at a party was conducting some activity that other people there objected to,” Vera said. “The argument then moved outside and a shooting ensued which left one man dead.”

Witnesses told police the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim once, LAPD spokeswoman Officer Sally Madera said.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as Don Ervin Sims Jr. of Inglewood.

The suspect fled the scene and no description of him was immediately available, police said.

Sims died at the scene.

A videographer at the scene said Sims’ body was found next to a parked white SUV with its driver’s door open.

Police asked anyone with information to call the LAPD’s 77th Street Division at (213) 485-4164.

— City News City

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