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Hickory Police investigate homicide case

Hickory Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at Mountain View Car Wash on Tuesday, April 2.

Hickory officers responded to reports of a shooting at 2994 Hwy 127 South at 7:03 p.m. where they located Dalton James Flynn, 23, of Vale, suffering from a gunshot wound. Flynn was transported from the scene to Frye Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers learned a possible suspect had left the scene in a white Audi which was located at 7:08 p.m. by the Brookford Police Department. He was identified to be Nicholas Huffman, 19, of Vale. Huffman suffered a gunshot wound during the altercation. Catawba County EMS was called and he was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with serious injuries.

No charges have been filed as of Wednesday, April 3 and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Inv. Cadyn Laffon at 828-261-2636 or email him at