Woman in critical condition after Hickory shooting

- Hickory Police are investigating after a woman was shot in Hickory at 3rd St. NW and 1st Av NW on Sunday morning around 1:55 a.m.

Officers say Madison Edward Merola, 24, of Newton shot Helen Baumer, a 24-year old white female, who was in the company of Nathan Hedge, 22. Baumer was left in critical condition.

Warrants have been issued for Merola for attempted first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Madison Edward Merola is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-551.

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