Victim dies three days after shooting at Salisbury Mexican restaurant, two others hurt

Victim dies days after shooting at restaurant in Salisbury

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - One of three people who were shot at a Mexican restaurant late Friday night in Salisbury has died, officials confirmed Monday morning.

Mauricio Salazar succumbed to his injuries he sustained during the incident, according to police.

The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. Friday at the Los Arcos restaurant on Klumac Road. When police arrived at the scene, they found three people who were suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police say two of the victims were taken to Baptist Hospital and were initially in critical condition. Salazar died from his injuries.

The third person who was shot was treated and released by EMS at the scene.

Salisbury shooting
Salisbury shooting (Source: WBTV)

Salisbury Police located the car the suspect got away in at Highway 601 and East Ridge Road. The driver was then taken into custody. Police identified him as 20-year-old Hugo Riquelme Alonso.

Alonso has been charged with first-degree murder and is in the Rowan County Detention Center under no bond.

Alonso is also charged with attempted second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. Investigators have not said if his charges were upgraded after one of the victims’ death.

Due to the victim passing, Alonso was charged on Monday with first degree murder. Alonso was served with the warrant and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under no bond.

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