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Sonia Gricelda Barahona De Jimenez, 42

Sonia Gricelda Barahona De Jimenez, a 42-year-old Latina, died Wednesday, March 15, after she was shot in the 6800 block of Simpson Avenue in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

At 7:50 p.m. March 10, Jimenez went to her ex-husband’s home to pick up a child the two shared, Los Angeles Police Det. Rich Wheeler said. 

The two got into an argument, and Jimenez’s ex-husband, Hector Jimenez-Garcia, a 56-year-old Latino, pulled out a gun, shot his ex-wife and then shot himself, Wheeler said.

Jimenez-Garcia died at the scene, according to coroner’s records.

Jimenez was taken to a hospital, where she died five days later, according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Valley homicide bureau at (818) 374-9550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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