SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man who officers said was holding a folding edged weapon was shot and killed by police Wednesday in South Los Angeles.

The shooting occurred at about 5:40 p.m. near East 29th Street and Central Avenue while officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Community Police Station were responding to a multi-vehicle traffic collision near 32nd Street and San Pedro Street.

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Police said the man was in the street “with a folding edged weapon,” and an officer shot him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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It was not immediately clear if the man was involved in the crash.

Police said no officers were injured during the shooting, and two people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries from the traffic collision.

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