SALT LAKE CITY — A man was shot to death Wednesday night near a Salt Lake City smoke shop.

The incident happened at just after 7:30 p.m. near 800 South and 900 West in Salt Lake City.

Police responded to reports of a shooting, but when they arrived, they found a man dead.

Witnesses told police the victim had gotten into an argument with a group of men, when one man pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

The injured man went into the nearby smoke shop, and was followed by the gunman, police said. The gunman left the store, fired more shots and then fled the scene in a car.

The victim's identity had not been released, but police say he is a man in his 20s.

Ladd Brubaker