A homeless man was shot and killed Wednesday during an argument with a homeless woman outside a grocery store near the La Brea Tar Pits, police said.

The shooting occurred at about 12:35 p.m. outside the Ralphs market at 5601 Wilshire Blvd., said Officer William Cooper of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

The woman produced a gun during the argument and shot the man, Cooper said.

The woman fled before police arrived, and the man was taken to a hospital, where he died of his wounds.

The man’s name was not released, though he was described as being approximately 45 years old.

The woman was described as being about 50 years old, 5 foot, 4 inches tall and about 150 pounds, with gray hair. She was last seen wearing a red-orange dress with floral print and black pants and was carrying a black bag.

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