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Triple shooting at Salisbury restaurant leads to attempted murder charges, police say

Two of the three people shot are still in critical condition
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SALISBURY, N.C. — Salisbury police say a man is facing attempted murder charges after reportedly shooting three people, two of whom were still in critical condition as of Saturday.

SPD says the shooting happened just after 10 a.m. at the Los Arcos Mexican restaurant on Klumac Road. Officers found the victims on scene and had the two critical victims taken to a local hospital, while the third victim was treated and released on scene by EMS.

While there, police say they got a description of the car the suspect was in, and that information was sent to other officers. This lead to the quick discovery of the car at the intersection of Highway 601 and East Ridge Road. The driver was taken into custody and charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. 

The suspect, a 20-year-old man, is now in the Rowan County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

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