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Authorities In Catawba County Investigating Fatal Shooting [UPDATED WITH VICTIM’S IDENTITY 12:15 p.m.]

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Wednesday (January 17) on Dublin Drive that resulted in the death of an adult male. The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Isaiah Johnson of Shelby. Mr. Johnson’s next of kin have been notified.

The incident occurred at about 8 p.m. Wednesday west of Newton. According to published reports, Mr. Johnson was shot outside the home near the driveway.

Investigators are not releasing additional information as they consult with the District Attorney. No charges had been filed as of late Thursday morning.