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An ambulance at the scene of the fatality in South Los Angeles. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man was killed in a gunfight during an argument near a food truck on the border of Commerce and the unincorporated East Los Angeles area, and his killer was being sought Monday.

The shooting is being investigated as gang-related, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.

The shooting was reported at about 9:50 p.m. Sunday in the 5500 block of Whittier Boulevard, near Atlantic Boulevard, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The mortally wounded man was taken by paramedics to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released.

“Investigators have learned the victim and a male Hispanic suspect exchanged words on the sidewalk at the location near a food truck,” a sheriff’s department statement said.

“The suspect drew a handgun and began shooting at the victim. The victim also drew a firearm and returned fire.”

The suspect escaped in a dark-colored pickup.

Anyone with information on the shooting was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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