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Hope woman dead in early morning shooting

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 07/25/22 10:11 PM
HOPE – This morning (Monday, July 25th) at 4:oo am, officers of the Hope Police Department received a call in reference to shots fired into a dwelling located in the 2000 block of West Avenue E, in Hope.
Upon arrival, officers were notified that the occupants of the home were awakened by gunfire from outside of the residence and that a person inside the residence had been shot. Officers entered the residence and located Marcela Lopez, 40, of Hope, with a gunshot wound to her upper torso laying unresponsive on the floor. A family member was attempting to render aid. Officers assisted with rendering aid until Pafford EMS and Hope Fire arrived on scene and began providing medical assistance. Mrs. Lopez was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope where she was later pronounced dead.
Investigators believe a 4-door vehicle, possibly a Dodge Charger, was in the street near the residence at the time of the shooting.
No arrests have been made at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident please call 911 or Sergeant Todd Lauterbach at 870-722-2576.
This investigation is ongoing.