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Shooting near Memorial Hospital leaves one dead, suspect charged

Nancy Mascarenas
Posted at 5:54 AM, Jun 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-01 23:08:34-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — An early morning shooting that police responded to around 3:00 a.m. left one dead on June 23rd, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).

One woman was found dead with a suspected gunshot wound. Her body was discovered after security reported hearing screams for help. Police officers and medical staff exited the hospital to discover the dead woman.

The El Paso County Cornoer's Office has identified the woman as 48-year-old Nancy Mascarenas of Clovis, New Mexico. The Coroner's Office will release the official cause of death, but CSPD is investigating the incident as a homicide.

This is the 13th homicide in the City of Colorado Springs.

On Monday, July 17th, 51-year-old Gilbert Lopez Jr. was charged with first degree murder in relation to this incident. According to CSPD, Lopez was already in custody at the El Paso County Jail for outstanding warrants, and other unrelated charges.

In an effort to better understand crime in Southern Colorado. News 5 will continue to track homicides across Colorado in 2023 to provide a picture of violent crime trends across Southern Colorado.


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