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Teenager surrenders in shooting death of sister

City News Service | 8/16/2019, midnight

A reputed gang member, Eddie Alvirez, surrendered and was arrested this week at the sheriff’s Lancaster station in connection with the shooting death of his 13-year-old sister in Lancaster.

The shooting was reported about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the bedroom of a home in the 1700 block of West Avenue J-15, where Alvirez was in a bedroom with his two sisters, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“Eddie was in possession of a gun in the bedroom with the two girls and the gun went off and one of the sisters was struck and she went to the hospital and she died as a result of her injuries,” sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Biddle told NBC4.

A warrant had been issued for Alvirez’ arrest after he fled the scene on foot.