Hickory Police investigating homicide after man shot and killed

Investigators are still searching for a suspect.
Hickory homicide scene
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Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 5:26 PM EDT
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HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) - The Hickory Police Department is investigating a homicide Monday evening.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of 1st Street SW around 12:30 p.m., where they located 35-year-old Shonniel Blackburn lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.

Shonniel Blackburn
Shonniel Blackburn(Family Photo)

After attempting life-saving procedures, Blackburn was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Investigators are still searching for a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551, or contact Investigator Cadyn Laffon at claffon@hickorync.gov

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