A 15-year-old boy was allegedly shot and killed inside a California apartment by his older brother, who was also a juvenile.

The unidentified suspect, aged 17, turned himself in after pulling the trigger on his sibling, police said.

Police officers received a report about a shooting in Yuba City on Wednesday. The person who called 911 said someone was shot inside the apartment on Gray Avenue, reported CBS News.

Officers arrived at the scene and found the 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. The boy succumbed to his injuries.

Police "received a 911 call regarding a person who had been shot inside of an apartment in the 1300 block of Gray Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, they located a juvenile male who had been fatally shot," the Yuba City Police Department wrote on Facebook.

The teenage suspect escaped from the scene after fatally shooting his brother, prompting a search to locate him, ABC10 reported.

"Officers learned the suspect had fled the scene prior to their arrival and began searching surrounding neighborhoods," police added. "Members from the Yuba City Police Investigation Unit arrived and took the lead by speaking with witnesses and processing the scene."

The older brother eventually walked into the Yuba City police station and turned himself in.

Investigators recovered a weapon believed to have been used by the 17-year-old from the crime scene.

"He was subsequently booked into the Tri County Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility on the charge of murder. The case will now be turned over to the Sutter County District Attorney's office for prosecution," police said.

A similar incident happened last year after a 15-year-old boy gunned down three of his siblings before shooting himself. Officers said the children's parents were not at home when the teenager shot his siblings, aged 5, 8 and 17. Police found the 15-year-old dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three other siblings below the age of 7 were inside the house at the time but were unharmed.

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