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2 arrested in Marietta motel shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Two people have been arrested and charged in a possibly gang-related shooting at a Marietta motel.

It happened May 9 at around 1 a.m. at the Hospitality Inn in the 2300 block of Delk Road. Investigators determined 23-year-old Erik Gonzales was shot on the left side of his chest after being involved in an argument that quickly turned physical.

Marietta Police detectives interviewed Gonzales at Northside Hospital and, with his help, identified the two suspects. Erik Hernandez, 19, was arrested shortly after the shooting. A warrant for 21-year-old Cristian Romero was issued May 14; Romero was arrested about two hours later.

Both suspects were charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.


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