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Accused Robber Accidentally Shoots, Kills Accomplice: Police

A man who tried to hold up a market in El Sereno shot and killed his partner in a scuffle with the business owner, police said

A market robber is believed to have accidentally killed his accomplice during a fight with the owner of the El Sereno store they were robbing Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A 21-year-old man allegedly shot a 35-year-old man at the market at 11:15 a.m., according to police.

"There was an altercation with the store owner, who tried to take the rifle away,'' LAPD officer Nuria Vanegas said.

The man who was shot was wielding a machete, police said.

The men's names were not immediately released.

The store owner was uninjured.

El Sereno is about 8 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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