More than 20 shots fired into home, killing 1 person in Catawba County

A man was shot and killed after an assailant opened fire into the house he was in Friday morning in Catawba County.

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a call for service at 1924 Snow Creek Rd. in Hickory after there were reports of someone being shot around 2:00 a.m. 

People inside the house say more than 20 shots were fired into the house. Upon arrival, officers found 25-year-old Adrian Ramirez dead. 

"I am not safe in here. I am armed. I have two guns and couldn't even get to them," said the girlfriend of the victim, who was inside of the home at the time of the shooting.

A woman who was present at the time tells FOX 46 Charlotte that she knows who is responsible, but would not give a name. She says this person threatened to kill their entire family and that the shooting was in retaliation. 

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is investigating, but wouldn't confirm if the shootings were related or if any suspects were in custody.