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Pittsburg Police Investigate Fatal Shooting by Two Masked Men

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Pittsburg police are searching for two suspects who broke into a home early Saturday morning and shot and killed a 34-year-old man in front of his kids.

Initial information is that the victim, identified as Rafael Lopez, and the suspects knew each other and that they had had a disagreement of some sort that may have led to the shooting, police said.

Officers were called shortly after midnight Saturday to a home in the 200 block of Havenwood Circle, in the Oak Hills neighborhood on Pittsburg's far west end. Two masked gunmen entered the house and got into an altercation with Lopez and other people there, police said. The two suspects then shot Lopez and fled; witnesses said the pair fled in a gray or silver "import sedan."

Lopez later died from his injuries.

Police worked Saturday to confirm the above information, and seek help from the public, asking anyone with information about the shooting and the suspects to call the Pittsburg Police Department Tip Line at (925) 252-4040.

It was Pittsburg's seventh homicide of 2019, police said.

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