Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning.
The shooting occurred near the intersection of Los Angeles and 6th streets about 2 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Eisenman said.
The victim, who has not been identified, was shot one time in what appeared to be a struggle over a backpack, Sgt. Gerardo Contreras said.
He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Contreras said.
The gunman was described only as a black man between 20 and 30 years old. He was last seen walking northbound from the location.