LOS ANGELES -- A security guard died in the hospital after being shot by at least one man fleeing the scene of a robbery in the Jefferson Park area.

The incident happened about 10:10 a.m. this morning outside a Bank of America on the 2900 block of Crenshaw Boulevard, said Officer Kate Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

It was not immediately clear whether the robbery occurred at the bank or if the slain security guard worked there.

Police set up a perimeter and were searching for two young men, Lopez said.