Two Bloods gang members were arrested on Tuesday in connection with Saturday’s double homicide in Salisbury, police said.
Suspects Jalen Lamont Cook and Zakelo Staton–Maurice Duren , both 23 and of Salisbury, belonged to the gang, but the shootings were not necessarily gang-related, Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes said at a news conference.
Cook was charged with two counts of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Duren was charged with inciting a felonious riot.
Daquan Robinson, 23, and Anthony Eugene Gill, 22, both of Salisbury, were shot in the in the 100 block of West Fisher Street at 2:13 a.m. Saturday, police said in a statement.
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Robinson was found dead at the scene, and Gill died at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, according to police.
At least two other men were shot but survived, police said.
Cook was taken into custody after a brief chase, police said. He was in the Rowan County Detention Center without bail and has a first court appearance on Wednesday.
Duren was jailed on $75,000 bail and also has a first court appearance on Wednesday.