Carlos Anibal Lopez

Carlos Anibal Lopez

LOS ANGELES -- Police Satunday were looking for a man who fatally shot his wife and wounded his 11 year old son during a family fight witnessed by two other children.

The shooting happened around 11:55 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of Kenwood Avenue.

Carlos Anibal Lopez, 36, fled the scene in a 1988 or 1989 Toyota Corolla, which officers from the LAPD's Olympic Station later found abandoned, with a gun left inside, according to Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Gregory Baek.

Xiomara Lopez, 36, Lopez's wife, was holding her 3 year old daughter when she was shot in the forehead, but the girl was not injured, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Walt Teague of the Southwest Station.

The woman died in the children's bedroom, Teague said. Her name was withheld pending notification of her next of kin.

At least one bullet grazed the 11 year old boy's head. No hospital condition was available, but he was reported to have stable vital signs, according to Teague.

County child welfare authorities were expected to take charge of the other two children -- the three year old and a seven year old, both girls.

Lopez was described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet-4 inches tall and weighing 124 pounds.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts was asked to call homicide detectives at (213) 485-1383.