Three dead after shooting outside Hickory pub

- Two people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting Friday morning outside a pub in Hickory.

Greydon Hansen and Dontray Cumberland are now charged with three counts of murder, according to Hickory Police. They are being held without bond.

According to police, the shooting happened about 2:15 a.m. in the parking lot of J. McCroskey's Irish Pub and Grill. Officers said Keith and Cumberland shot at five people while they were sitting inside a car in the parking lot. 

All three 21-year-old victims- Justin Michael Aiken, Cody Manood Bouphavong and Quajuae Alexus Kennedy, have now died as a result of the shooting. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. 

Cumberlande and Hansen are currently in the Catawba County Jail under no bond for the shooting deaths of Justin Michael Aiken and Cody Manood Bouphavong.

FOX 46 Charlotte spoke to the cousin of Bouphavong. He tells us he was just celebrating his 21st birthday a few weeks ago.

"The setting that it happened in isn't a reflection of who he is. It was just at the wrong place, wrong time. Bumping into the wrong crowd," Brian Bouphavong said.

According to Hickory Police, there appears to be no connection between the victims and suspects.

J. McCroskey's Irish Pub and Grill released this statement on Friday: 

"We cannot even begin to express how saddened we are by this senseless tragedy. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the victims’ families during this most difficult time.

We were closed at the time of the incident and most of our patrons had already gone home. The incident occurred in the parking lot in an area that is adjacent to the restaurant. We work with a local security agency to patrol our parking lot. Security was still on site; however they were not in the immediate vicinity at the time of the incident.

We are working with the police and special investigators and assisting them with their investigation and will continue to do so.

Please continue to pray for the victims and their families." 

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