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Suspect arrested in North Carolina killings of 4

Marcos Chavez Gonzalez was arrested Monday in Virginia, according to police in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Marcos Chavez Gonzalez was arrested Monday in Virginia, according to police in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Marcos Chavez Gonzalez arrested in motel about 40 miles from shooting
  • Four men gathered in parking lot shot to death Sunday in North Carolina town
  • Police say shootings were not random

(CNN) -- Investigators arrested a suspect Monday in the fatal shootings of four men in North Carolina a day earlier, authorities said.

Authorities captured Marcos Chavez Gonzalez in a motel room in Henry County, Virginia, said police in Mount Airy, North Carolina, where the shooting occurred.

Local and state authorities received information about his location at 2:30 a.m. ET, and arrested him without incident, police said in a statement. Henry County is about 40 miles northeast of Mount Airy.

Gonzalez was wanted in the shooting deaths of four men Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of a store that sells cable TV equipment in Mount Airy, about 50 miles north of Winston-Salem.

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Police declined to provide more information or identify the victims but said the shootings were not random.

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"We do have an idea why they were there," said Dale Watson, the town's police chief.

Watch police describe shooting before Gonzalez' arrest

Watson described the victims as "four Hispanic males, all shot," from the surrounding Surry County area. He said two died at the scene while the other two were pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Gonzalez, 29, will be extradited to North Carolina.