Shonniel Blackburn Bio – Shonniel Blackburn wiki
Shonniel Blackburn was shot and killed while going to pick up his children on Monday afternoon. It happened around 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Heights apartments along South Center Street, near Highway 70.
Shonniel Blackburn was 35 years old.
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HICKORY, N.C. — Hickory police are looking for four teenage suspects in the murder of a 35-year-old father of five.
Family members say Shonniel Blackburn was shot and killed while going to pick up his children on Monday afternoon. It happened around 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Heights apartments along South Center Street, near Highway 70.
On Tuesday, Hickory police said they were looking for four teenagers — three 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old — who are all charged with murder. Investigators said because of their ages, they cannot share the identity of the suspects.
Deadly shooting in Hickory Family members says a father was shot and killed while going to pick up his children in Hickory on Monday.
Pinky Sims showed Faherty where her brother was shot and killed. She said Blackburn had just stepped out of an apartment when someone opened fire.
The murder comes less than two weeks after another deadly daytime shooting happened two blocks away. In that incident, a teenager was killed.
“I wish they would put the guns down and stop this violence,” Sims said. “It doesn’t make no sense. What happened to putting hands up in the day when they would just fight.”
“He was a good father to his kids,” McRae said. “And he was getting ready to go get his kids and then they did this to him.”
Police in Hickory said violent crime is on the rise across the country.
Faherty spotted both the police chief and the sheriff in Catawba County at the shooting Monday afternoon. Police spent hours collecting evidence but are hoping eyewitnesses also come forward in the case.
“This is the second brother that we got killed to gun violence,” McRae said. “Something has got to give.”