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Length Of Investigation Into Fatal Drive-By Shooting Approaches Four Months
India Kynar Rice
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Length Of Investigation Into Fatal Drive-By Shooting Approaches Four Months

It’s been more than 16 weeks since a drive-by shooting in Hickory that claimed the life of a 27-year-old woman. The investigation is continuing into the incident that resulted in the death of India Kynar “Semaj” Rice on May 12.

Just before 11 p.m. on that date, Hickory Police Officers responded to an address on 17th Street NW after receiving a 911 call that a woman had been shot at the residence. Upon arrival, officers found India Kynar Rice inside the residence with a single gunshot wound. Catawba County EMS responded and pronounced Rice deceased at the scene.

According to authorities, the investigation revealed that Rice and several other individuals were inside the home when an unknown person or people fired multiple rounds into the residence. The shots were fired from a passenger vehicle that was traveling on 17th Street NW.

As WHKY previously reported, billboards were placed in three locations around Hickory asking for the public’s help in solving the case. The victim’s mother, Lanora Evans, took out some of her own money to pay for the billboards, which were placed along Highland Avenue NE, U.S. 70 East, and U.S. 321.

Photo courtesy of WHKY’s Rob Eastwood

No suspect information was available. Anyone with information regarding this fatal shooting is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Rogers directly at 828-261-2623 or