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Juvenile Seriously Injured by Gunfire in S.E. Hickory Wednesday

Hickory Police are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday (January 31). A juvenile male sustained serious injuries during the incident.

At about 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, Officers responded to a “shots fired” report in the area of South Center Street and 1st Avenue S.E. As Hickory Police Officers were investigating, the Long View Police Department reported they were also investigating a shooting. Investigators determined that the two reports were connected. The incident originally occurred when shots were fired into a vehicle in Hickory. The victim then drove to Hilltop Apartments in Long View.

The juvenile was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. No other injuries were reported.

As of this afternoon, no charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.