Granite Falls man killed in Hickory shooting

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Hickory – On Monday, November 6, 2017 at approximately 7:44 P.M., Hickory Police Officers responded to 929 Main Ave SW, Hickory, NC reference a possible shooting Upon arrival officers located the victim, Michael Bryan Gardner, W/M/03-15-1990 of Granite Falls deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

This incident was subsequent to an altercation between Gardner and a known subject. There have been no charges filed against the other subject at this time. This investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. J. Truesdell directly at 828-261-2636 or

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