Man found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound during standoff

- A man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound today at a South Gate residence where authorities had gone on a report of shots fired.

The incident began about 3 a.m. when some shots were heard that apparently were coming from a residence on Santa Ana Street near California Avenue, authorities said.

South Gate police and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were sent to the scene, and some evacuations were ordered as a precaution while law enforcement personnel sought to determine if anyone was barricaded inside the

The man was found dead in the garage of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound about 7:45 a.m., according to the police department and the sheriff's department.

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