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Woman, teen shot while inside Hickory home, police say

HICKORY, N.C. — Hickory police say a woman and teen are recovering after being shot at a home Wednesday night. Police say they were called to a home along 3rd Avenue SE around 10:40 p.m. They found an adult woman in her late fifties with a gunshot wound to her head and leg, and a teen male with a minor gunshot wound on his arm.…
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CMPD says violent crime and gun cases have increased in the first quarter of the year

Police say in just the first quarter of the year, there were 22 homicides, 400 people reported assault with a deadly weapon and shots fired into 186 buildings. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said at the end of this first quarter of the year, there has been a 16% decrease in overall crime compared to this time last year — but violent crime and gun cases have both increased. …