3 dead, 1 injured in shooting at apartment complex in Hickory

Updated: Aug. 13, 2019 at 1:53 AM EDT
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HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) - Three people are dead and one person is seriously injured after a shooting at an apartment complex in Hickory late Monday night.

According to officials, the incident happened around 9 p.m. on 17th Avenue NE near the intersection with 3rd Street Drive NE. Three people, identified by police as 32-year-old Roxanne Auton Mitchem, 34-year-old Jessica Rose Fowler, and 37-year-old David Christopher Covington, were killed in the incident.

Officers say they arrived to find a woman lying in the yard with a gunshot wound. Another woman, later identified as Mitchem, was found dead in the yard.

There were children inside, a 10-year-old and a 10-month-old. They are okay.

Officers were told more victims may be inside an apartment on 17th Avenue NE. Officers say they arrived to find Flower dead with a gunshot wound and her husband, Covington, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say 32-year-old Dorrian Doral Pearson, who had also been shot, ran from the scene and was found on 16th Avenue NE. He was treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

Law enforcement officials are still working to determine what happened in the incident.

Officials say the suspect is believed to be known and one weapon was involved.

This is a developing story.

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