The following is a release from the Hickory Police Department
Hickory (May 11, 2020) – On Sunday, May 10, 2020 at approximately 10:40 pm, Hickory Police Officers responded to the Save More Convenience Store located at 1665 1st Avenue SW Hickory, NC after receiving a 911 call from a bystander who stated that two male subjects had been shot. The caller advised that a Black male with a handgun, wearing a gray hooded jacket and black pants, walked up and fired several shots into a vehicle where the two male subjects were sitting. The suspect then fled on foot running south toward 2nd Avenue SW.
Upon arrival, officers found 20-year-old Xzavion Rashawn Watts (B/M) and 16-year-old Damarion Isaiah Sharpe (B/M) seated in the rear seat of a silver 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with gunshot wounds. Catawba County EMS responded and pronounced Sharpe dead at the scene and Watts was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment where he died as a result of his injuries.
It appears that the suspect was familiar with the victims and targeted them.
Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Carlos De Los Santos at (828) 261-2621