Hickory Police are on the scene of what is being called a homicide investigation. The body of a man was found in the parking lot of the IHOP Restaurant on Highway 70. Reports indicate the victim was shot to death.
A man killed at a restaurant in Hickory Tuesday morning has been identified by police as 26-year-old Rafael Cerda-Ramirez.
According to Hickory police, Cerda-Ramirez was found shot in the IHOP parking lot on US Highway 70 SE. Cerda-Ramirez was pronounced deadCatawba Valley Medical Center.
Hickory police say they’re working to find two white men believed to be traveling in a small burgundy car. Police say the men are persons of interest in the case.
Anyone who was at the IHOP between 10:30 p.m. and midnight, or who may have information in the case, is asked to call Hickory police investigators at 828-261-2616.