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More Details in Fatal Shooting in Mountain View

Hickory Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at the Mountain View Car Wash yesterday. The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Dalton James Flynn of Vale.

At 7:03 p.m. Tuesday, Hickory Police responded to reports of a shooting at 2994 Highway 127 South. There, they found Mr. Flynn suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr. Flynn was transported from the scene to Frye Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers learned that a possible suspect had left the scene in a white Audi. The Audi was located at 7:08 p.m. by Brookford Police. The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Nicholas Huffman of Vale. Huffman suffered a gunshot wound during the altercation. Catawba County E.M.S. transported Huffman to Catawba Valley Medical Center with serious injuries.

At last report, no charges had been filed. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the shooting should contact Investigator Cadyn Laffon at 828-261-2636 or email