A man was shot and killed on Sunday by officers responding to reports of a man with a gun, the Los Angeles police said.

Officer Liliana Preciado said a firearm was recovered at the scene of the fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in a residential area of South LA.

Preciado said the shooting happened when officers approached two Hispanic men, one of whom matched the description in the initial call of a suspect with a gun.

The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was not identified.

The second man was questioned and released.

Preciado did not have additional details.

The shooting occurred a few miles from where a crowd gathered to protest the deadly police shooting Saturday of an 18-year-old black man.