Two brothers shot, 1 fatally at Lancaster home; suspects sought

Two brothers were wounded, one fatally, during a shooting on Sunday at a home in Lancaster that involved at least two gunmen.  

The shooting was reported at 2:29 a.m. and occurred in the 400 block of West Avenue J-12, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Information Bureau.  

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Deputies responding to the location regarding an assault and gunshot victim call found two men suffering from gunshot wounds at the residence.  

The first victim, a 26-year-old man, had been shot in the upper body and was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was shot by a man in his 20s just outside the residence, officials said.  

The second victim, a 22-year-old man, was located inside the residence and suffered a non-life-threatening injury. He was believed to have been shot by another suspect who was also a man in his 20s.  

The victims were brothers and both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction, authorities said.

A motive for the shootings was not immediately known.   

Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives urged anyone with information regarding the shootings to call them at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.