Teens Arrested After 2 Sisters Found Slain in Westchester Apartment Fire

Another underage teen was arrested as an accessory, the LAPD said.

A 17-year-old was arrested Wednesday after a woman and her teenage sister were found slain in their Westchester area apartment that was set on fire, the Los Angeles Police Department said. 

The sisters, Uniek Atkins, 27, and Sierra Brown, 16, were found dead in their apartment at 8655 South Belford Ave. Nov. 17.

Both of the victims were shot, the LAPD said. 

The unidentified teen, who was a boyfriend to one of the victims, was arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday in the 1900 block of 22nd Street. Police would not say who he was in a relationship with at the time of the crime. 

Another minor was arrested in connection with the crime. He was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to homicide, LAPD said. 

Police said the slaying was a domestic violence incident. 

Family members held a vigil for the victims Sunday. 

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

If you would like to donate to a GoFundMe account set up for Uniek Atkins and Sierra Brown, you may do so here. Note that GoFundMe deducts 2.9 percent of all funds raised, plus 30 cents per donation, in the form of payment processing charges.

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