On Thursday, 07/30/2020 at 12:17 a.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to a report of a person being shot at a residence on 28th St NE in Hickory. When deputies arrived they discovered that an adult male, who is a resident of the 28th St NE location, suffered a gunshot wound to the knee. This person is being treated at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.
A crime scene investigation revealed that multiple gunshots were fired into the 28th St NE residence. An older model SUV, possibly a dark colored GMC Envoy, was seen in the area just prior to this incident occurring.
On Wednesday, 07/29/2020 Hickory Police Department (HPD) initiated a homicide investigation in response to a shooting which occurred at a residence in the 200 block of 3rd St SE Hickory. HPD is also investigating a Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling which occurred in the 700 block of 7th Ave Pl SW Hickory.
HPD and CCSO investigators believe these incidents are connected. HPD and CCSO investigators are partnering to solve these crimes.
Anyone having information on any of these incidents is asked to contact Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 and or the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-5241