Mother dead, daughter seriously hurt in early morning shooting in Catawba County

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CONOVER, N.C. — One person is dead and another was seriously hurt in an early morning shooting in Conover, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they responded after 2:45 a.m. to 30th Street NE for a breaking or entering in progress.

When they arrived, deputies told Channel 9′s Dave Faherty they saw signs that a person forced entry into the home and found two people shot.

One of the people died at the scene and the other person was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s office.

Channel 9 learned it was a mother and daughter who were shot at the home near St. Stephens Elementary School. The mother is dead and the daughter has been taken by helicopter to a hospital in Charlotte for treatment.

A man was taken into custody and charges are pending, deputies said.

One deputy told Channel 9 the shooting was a domestic situation.

Channel 9 learned deputies were at the home, waiting for a search warrant to continue the investigation around 6:30 a.m.

The sheriff’s office has not yet released identities in this case.

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