Police: Woman dies after Christmas Eve shooting

HICKORY, N.C.– The Hickory Police Department is investigating a double shooting that happened on Christmas Eve.


Police were called to the 700 block of 18th Street Northeast in Hickory Thursday around 11:10 p.m., in reference to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

When officers arrived, they found 45-year-old Eric Holbrook dead from a gunshot wound to the head and 25-year-old Lakellah Whitworth with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Whitworth was treated by paramedics and transported to Frye Regional Medical Center where she later died.

Police say the incident appears to be a domestic situation where Holbrook is the suspect.

No further information has been released at this time.