Hickory Police are investigating an early morning shooting Thursday (Oct. 22nd). Shortly after 1 AM, officers responded to 2830 12th Avenue SE where 32-year-old Winter Devonne Brooks lying in the floor of the residence with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Brooks told officers she had been shot by her boyfriend, Andrew Lindon Paul Mungro, 34. Mungro, who lives in Lincolnton, had fled the scene prior to officers arriving. A twelve-year-old child inside the residence at the time of the shooting was not injured.
Brooks was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center, then transferred to Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where she was listed in critical but stable condition Thursday evening.
Early Thursday afternoon, Andrew Lindon Paul Mungro was taken into custody by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after a deputy conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle he was driving. He is currently being held in the Catawba County Jail charged with felony kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Anyone with additional information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator D. Bailey at 828-261-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.