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Man dead in south Phoenix shooting

A man has died in a shooting near 7th and Apache streets, according to Phoenix police.

PHOENIX — A man died over the weekend after being shot in south Phoenix. The alleged shooter told detectives investigating the case the shooting was self-defense, according to the Phoenix Police Department

Police said the shooting happened Sunday afternoon near 7th and Apache streets.

According to police, after a report of shots fired officers responded to the scene at 1:19 p.m. and found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. The Phoenix Fire Department rushed the man to the hospital where he died.

Police said a male was detained at the scene but later released. The man admitted to the shooting and "provided detectives with self-defense statements."

The shooting remains under investigation. Once the investigation is completed it will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review.

This is a developing story; more information will be released as it becomes available.

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