Marlena Virginia Alvirez, a 13-year-old Latina, was fatally shot Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the 1700 block of West Avenue J-15 in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Marlena was at home in the bedroom she shared with her brother and two sisters when she was shot around 5:30 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Biddle.
Deputies were initially called to the home about someone being shot by a BB gun, Biddle said, "but almost simultaneously the hospital called to report that a juvenile was in the emergency room with a gunshot wound."
Investigators went to both locations and discovered the calls were related, he said. A family member drove Marlena to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead at 5:46 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Her brother, Eddie Alvirez, 18, is suspected of firing the gun ...
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