Reports indicate that Hickory Police Officers heard gunshots in the area of 3rd Avenue Southeast around 10:47 p.m. Officers responded and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near the Sunny Valley Apartments.
The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Ontorio Nymier Metts of Hickory. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigators are searching for the person or persons who may have been involved.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hickory Police at (828) 328-5551