A man was killed Sunday when an argument near the outskirts of the city of Vernon escalated into a shooting, authorities said.

The dispute between two men occurred a little after 2:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of East Washington Boulevard, the LAPD’s Media Relations Section reported.

One of the men was taken to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

It was not immediately known if the shooting was gang related.

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