An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Lancaster Tuesday after being confronted by four males and an argument ensued.

Deputies responded about 2:05 p.m. to a call of a gunshot victim in the 600 block of Lancaster Boulevard and found the man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators have learned the victim was walking eastbound on Lancaster Boulevard when he was confronted by four males and an argument ensued followed by the shooting, Koerner said, adding the suspects were last seen running from the area.

The victim’s name was not released and no suspect description was provided.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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