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Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Los Angeles: A 36-year-old Los Angeles woman was gunned down during an argument with her husband and one of her children was injured.

On Friday, August 28, 2009, at around 11:50 p.m., Xiomara Lopez was involved in an argument with her husband 36-year-old Carlos Lopez in the 2900 block of Kenwood Avenue.  During the argument, Carlos Lopez armed himself with a handgun and fired multiple rounds at Xiomara who was wounded.  The victim’s three children were present during this shooting and the 11-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound.

After the shooting, the suspect drove away in a white, Toyota, Corolla. A short time later both the car and the handgun were recovered by detectives.

Los Angeles City Fire personnel responded the scene and Xiomara was pronounced dead at scene. The boy was transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition. The other two children were not injured during the shooting.

Carlos Anibal Lopez is described as a male Hispanic, 36-year-old (DOB 07-16-73), 5 feet 4 inches tall and 124 pounds.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Group, Southwest Homicide Squad, Detective Dave Garrido at 213-485-1383.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.