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Teen kills sister in laundry dispute, family says

OAKLAND, Calif. – The relatives of a 17-year-old Northern California girl say she was shot and killed by her 14-year-old brother because of an argument about laundry.

Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said officers received a report of the shooting just after noon Thursday and found the girl in a downtown apartment with a fatal gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead by emergency medical workers.

Family members told KTVU-TV the girl was shot after getting into an argument with her brother about laundry. They said she had bleached some of his clothing.

Police have not confirmed a motive. The investigation is ongoing.

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