- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a man who fatally shot his estranged wife and three other people at a weekend party also tried to blow up his neighborhood by placing gas cans and propane tanks around his apartment before setting it afire.

Investigators say 48-year-old Guillermo Lopez drove to his apartment after the early Sunday shooting, then lit it and his truck on fire. He then fatally shot himself.

Lt. Ignatius Carroll of the Miami Fire Department said the densely populated neighborhood was spared because the tanks never exploded.

On Monday, police identified the victims as Lopez’s 50-year-old wife, Lazara Mendez; her 19-year-old daughter, Nayla Canfux (KAN’-foo); Canfux’s 27-year-old boyfriend, Francisco Casas (KAH’-sahs); and Casas’ 77-year-old grandmother, Maria Lefran Christ.

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