A 7-year-old was shot and killed in Hickory on Wednesday night.
Zakylen Greylen Harris died from a gunshot wound to the neck, according to a press release issued by Hickory police. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his mother on Tate boulevard, one of the city’s main thoroughfares.
Two other children in the vehicle, ages 6 and 1, were not listed by police as injured.
Investigators are searching for an SUV traveling east on Tate Boulevard around 11:12 p.m. Wednesday. The release said the SUV possibly had multiple occupants with a white female with blond hair in the front passenger seat.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hickory Police Department at (828) 328-5551 or Investigator Tammy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catawba County EMS, Hickory firefighters and Hickory police responded to the shooting call.