Brother Sought in Teen Girl's Fatal Shooting at Lancaster Home - NBC Southern California

Brother Sought in Teen Girl's Fatal Shooting at Lancaster Home

Eddie Alvirez was described as a person of interest in his sister's shooting death

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Brother Sought in Shooting Death of His Teen Sister

    The 18-year-old man had a handgun when he left the scene of the shooting in Lancaster, investigators said. Christine Kim reports for Today in LA on Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    The 18-year-old brother of a teen girl who was shot and killed is sought in connection with his sister's slaying Tuesday in Lancaster

    Eddie Alvirez was described by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as a person of interest. He was in a bedroom that he shares with his two sisters at the time of the shooting. 

    "Alvirez was in possession of a handgun that he pointed at one of his sisters and shot," the department said in a statement released early Wednesday. "He fled the location on foot with the handgun."

    Deputies initially responded to the home after a report of a girl who was shot with a BB gun. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was shot with a BB gun.

    Teen Girl Fatally Shot in Lancaster

    [LA] Teen Girl Fatally Shot in Lancaster

    A brother of a girl shot and killed is considered a person of interest in the case. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019)

    The shooting was reported about 5:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Avenue J-15, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The girl was taken to a hospital, where she died, officials said.

    A motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, the sheriff's department said.

    Get the latest from NBC4 anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android