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Man Killed In Early Morning Shooting

A man was killed in a shooting earlier today (April 21). The victim is 52-year-old Richard Pledger of Statesville.

At approximately 12:25 a.m. the Statesville Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a gunshot victim at a residence in the 600 block of Stewart Court. Upon arrival, officers discovered Richard Pledger inside the residence with a gunshot wound.

Emergency responders from Iredell County EMS and the Statesville Fire Department attempted to save the victim, however, Pledger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Statesville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit and Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the incident. No further details were available.

The Statesville Police Department encourages anyone with additional information regarding this incident to contact them at 704-878-3406.