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Man found dead had multiple gunshot wounds

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a Salisbury man.
Chief Deputy David Ramsey said Guillermo Montes-Gonzalez, 29, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds early this morning in a cul-de-sac at the 100 block of Barley Run.
Residents of the neighborhood told officers they saw a silver Cadillac leave the scene. Ramsey said it’s believed that the Cadillac is a newer model CTS.
Ramsey said although initial media reports indicated the victim may have been shot at a different location and dumped at the cul-de-sac, that information is incorrect.
“Gunshots were heard at the cul-de-sac,” he said.
Ramsey said Montes-Gonzalez was last seen alive about midnight.
“We got the call regarding the shooting about 1 a.m.,” he said. “That’s a window of about an hour that we are trying to close and figure out what happened.”
Montes-Gonzalez had no known connection to the neighborhood where he was shot, Ramsey said. He lived several miles away from the scene.
Montes-Gonzalez had lived in Rowan County for at least 12 years. He was married with three children ages 3, 5 and 11.
“He was a good father, and a good husband,” his wife, who speaks Spanish, told the Post through an interpreter. She did not want to say anything more because of the ongoing investigation.
He worked on and off for the past 10 years as a line cook at DJ’s Restaurant on West Innes Street, said owner Louie Mourouzidis. He worked Wednesday, leaving at 8 p.m., and was scheduled to work today.
Mourouzidis said another employee called him this morning with the news about Montes-Gonzalez’s death.
“We’re all shocked by it,” he said. “We still cannot believe that it happened.”
Mourouzidis called Montes-Gonzalez “a good employee, very dependable. Other than that, I don’t know anything about his personal life.”
Authorities ask anyone with information about the crime to contact Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Investigator Johnny Lombard at 704-216-8684 at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

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