Hickory police arrest one after 17-year-old shot
The victim is in serious, but stable condition, according to the Hickory Police Department.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was shot in Hickory on Tuesday at the Blue Ridge Heights Apartments, police confirmed.
“The Hickory Police Department’s Communication Center received a call from a female stating that she heard guns being fired near Camden Meadow Apartments, 908 1st St SW. While officers were en-route to the area, a 911 call was received from a 2nd caller who stated that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male inside an apartment with a single gunshot wound,” according to the Hickory Police Department.
The 17-year-old was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
“During the investigation, it was determined that two groups of males were shooting at each other to include the 17-year-old male that was shot. A second, 17-year-old male has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill and Breaking & Entering. He was currently on probation for a weapons charge in connection to a shooting that occurred in Mecklenburg County at the time of this incident. A third, 17-year-old male has been charged with Breaking & Entering,” according to HPD.
One suspect has been arrested and police are searching for another.
“Kaleef Hassan Carpenter (25 years old) has been arrested and charged with Possession of Firearm by Felon as a result of this shooting and was currently on probation for two previous convictions of the same charge that occurred in 2022. Hickory Police are searching for 20-year old Jonathon Jahiem White for a charge of Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits in connection to this shooting,” according to HPD.
Witnesses said a man jumped out of a car and started firing before running around a building. A woman says she saw him again and he was still firing. That’s when the victim was shot.
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