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Teenage Girl Shot And Killed In Lancaster Neighborhood, Police Searching For Person Of Interest

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LANCASTER (CBSLA) — A teenage girl was shot and killed in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster on Tuesday evening.

Police said they are looking for the girl’s 18-year-old brother Eddie Alvirez who they have called a person of interest in the shooting.

According to Los Angeles County Fire, the fire department was called to the 1700 block of West Avenue J15 around 5:30 p.m. to reports of a shooting.

Before fire crews arrived, they were canceled by sheriffs who alerted them that the victim, who has not been identified, had been taken to a hospital by her uncle. She was pronounced dead at Antelope Valley Hospital.

The sheriff’s department said the girl shared a room with Alvirez and another sister, but it was not immediately clear what led up to the fatal shooting.

According to an official with the sheriff’s department, the family believes Alvirez is a gang member. He left the scene on foot.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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