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Two men dead after squabble over gun in South Los Angeles

Two men are dead after a squabble over a gun led to an apparent suicide on a South Los Angeles street just after midnight today.

The shootings were reported at about 1 a.m. in the 400 block of East 138th Street, said Deputy Crystal Hernandez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Both victims were hanging out with other people in front of a residence, said Deputy Don Walker of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. One man pulled out a handgun and a second man tried to disarm him, according to witness statements given to deputies.

A brief struggle began over the gun, it was fired and a bullet hit the second man in his upper torso, Walker said. The man who had first produced the gun then aimed it at himself and fired.

“One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the second victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,” Hernandez said.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, Walker said. No one else was injured.

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