The family of a 14-year-old boy in Oakland, Calif., says he fatally shot his older sister Thursday because of an argument over the laundry.
Oakland Police responded to a call of shots fired at a downtown apartment complex around 12:15 pm. Inside they found a 17-year-old Justice Toliver suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Their family said the girl was shot by her 13-year-old brother who was angry because she had bleached some of his clothes.
“Why would he kill her over that?” asked neighbor Marianna Gaston, 22.
“Nothing makes sense. It doesn’t add up,” she told CBS San Francisco.
The boy was still being sought by Oakland police Thursday night.
“They were good kids. They were just brothers and sisters just arguing,” said their father, Mario Toliver Sr.
“She’s going to be deeply missed, because she was a very loving young lady,” said Wanda Brown, Toliver's grandmother. “And this is my great-granddaughter, her daughter, right here. And she’s going to miss her mother.”
This isn’t the only shocking sibling chore-related murder this week.
A 14-year-old girl stabbed her sleeping younger half-sister to death on Tuesday. She believed the 11-year-old was ungrateful for all the chores she did.