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10/11/2020 9:31:00 AM
Gastonia Police Seek Two In Thursday Night Shooting

Gastonia Police Department
Press Release

UPDATE: both suspects were apprehended and jailed Tuesday Oct. 13th.

Gastonia Police are searching for two men charged with first degree murder in a Thursday night shooting that left John Randall Bryant, Jr. dead. The two suspects and Bryant all lived in Gastonia. Rickie Shane Hooper, Jr., 26, was and Christopher Adam Hooper, 21. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call Gastonia Police at 704-866-3300.

The shooting occurred on south New Hope Road shortly before midnight Thursday (Oct. 8th). Bryant, who was 38, was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg. He later died from his injuries.

Police were also looking for another person in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information to help solve the case can call Gastonia Police at 704-866-6702.

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