Sheriff: 15-year-old arrested after shooting young woman in the face in Hickory

A 15-year-old has been arrested for shooting a young woman in the face Monday night in Hickory, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. 

The shooting happened at 8:53 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 on 19th Avenue SW in Hickory. 

As deputies arrived to the scene they encountered a 19-year-old young woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. She was rushed to Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte where she is listed as being in critical condition. She initially was listed in serious but stable condition.

Deputies said a 15-year-old male suspect was arrested in this case and is in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Justice. 

No further information was available due to the suspect being a juvenile.