Man found shot to death with rifle next to body near downtown LA gas station

Homicide detectives were investigating after a man wearing a ski mask and gloves was found dead shot to death with an AK-47 rifle next to his body in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said officers were called to a Chevron gas station located at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Figueroa Street around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Shell casings were found at the scene as investigators continue to canvass the area for evidence.

No further information was released by authorities.