SOUTH GATE - Two men were found shot to death Tuesday in a South Gate residence, authorities said.

Paramedics were sent to the 10200 block of Washington Avenue about 11:35 a.m. on a report of gunfire, said Inspector Ron Haralson of the county fire department.

The men died at the scene, said county fire Capt. Mike Brown.

Authorities withheld their names pending notification of relatives.

Sheriff's homicide detectives were assisting South Gate police in investigating the circumstances of the shooting deaths, said sheriff's Deputy Ed Hernandez.