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Incident at 1542 North Gessner

March 11, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another at 1542 North Gessner about 4 a.m. today (Mar. 11).

The deceased victim was identified as Victor Manuel Lopez, 30, of 1542 N. Gessner #85. The second victim, his brother Marcos Humberto Lopez, 23, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and is expected to survive his injuries.

HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Sosa Jr. and D. Vasquez reported:

The two victims were arriving home from work and it appeared the suspect(s) was waiting for them. The suspect(s) fired several shots at both men. Paramedics transported the victims to Ben Taub General Hospital where Victor Lopez was pronounced dead from several gunshot wounds.

It appears the suspect(s) then stole a vehicle belonging to one of the victims and then drove it to 9595 Westview where it was found burned. The suspect(s) might be driving a red Ford Mustang.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/MES 3-11-05
Inc #037721905

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