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Woman Killed In Hickory Shooting, Investigation Underway

Woman Killed In Hickory Shooting, Investigation Underway

A fatal shooting is under investigation in Hickory. Wednesday (May 13) just before 11 p.m., 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 27-year-old India Kynar Rice inside the residence with a single gunshot wound. Catawba County EMS responded and pronounced Rice deceased at the scene.

During the initial investigation it was determined 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.

No suspect information was initially available. Anyone with information regarding this fatal shooting is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. M. Rogers directly at 828-261-2623 or mrogers@hickorync.gov.