A man was fatally wounded Sunday morning when he was fired upon by deputies after allegedly pointing a revolver at them while in the middle of a street in South Los Angeles, on the outskirts of Inglewood.

The shooting occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m. at the intersection of South Van Ness Avenue and Van Wick Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.

Authorities said the sheriff’s South Los Angeles station received a call of a man standing in the middle of the street holding a gun and allegedly pointing it a passing vehicle. Deputies arriving at the scene ordered the man, approximately 40 to 45 years old, to drop the weapon.

He was fatally wounded when he allegedly turned and pointed the handgun at deputies.

Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A revolver was recovered at the scene of the shooting, authorities said.

The sheriff’s Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information regarding the incident to call them at 323-890-5500.

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