Woman Now In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Face By 15-Year-Old In Hickory

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The victim’s status has been changed to critical, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.  Officials say she is still hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. —  A 19-year-old woman is in serious condition after being shot in the face in Hickory on Monday night.

Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting on 19th Avenue SW in Hickory at about 8:53 p.m. on Monday night.

Arriving deputies found the 19-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to her face.   She was taken to Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, where she is in serious but stable condition.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for the shooting and is currently being held at the Office of Juvenile Justice.

More information will be released as it develops.