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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.

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