A man was shot dead while struggling with another man over control of a handgun in South Los Angeles, authorities said Saturday.

The two had been arguing at about 7:50 p.m. Friday in the area of South Main Street and West 39th Street when the victim pulled out a handgun and a struggle ensued between the two over the weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section reported.

The victim was shot dead at the scene. It was not immediately known if the other man suffered any injuries.

No further information was immediately available.

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