Philadelphia police shot and killed two men during a confrontation in the Tioga section Friday evening, a police spokesman said.

The men were fighting over a handgun in a second-floor apartment in the 1500 block of West Tioga Street shortly after 6 p.m., police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said.

Two officers ordered them to drop the .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, but they refused, Vanore said. Each uniformed officer fired one shot.

One of the men, whose age was not immediately available, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:30.

The other man was shot in the chest and died later at Temple University Hospital.

The officers, who are assigned to the 39th District, will be put on administrative duty until an investigation is completed, Vanore said.

The officers had been on patrol when they were approached by a woman who said the men were fighting in an apartment and a gun was involved, Vanore said.

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