Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:30 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl was shot and killed in her Southern California home and deputies are searching for her 18-year-old brother, who they say is a suspect.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the shooting happened Tuesday evening at the residence in the desert city of Lancaster.
The victim was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
Sheriff's officials say her brother, Eddie Alvirez, fled with the gun. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray or black shorts and Jordan sneakers.
It was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting. Officials say the girl shared a bedroom with Alvirez and another sister.
Authorities didn't identify the girl or provide her exact age.