Man shot and killed outside Hickory bar early Saturday

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A man was shot and killed overnight Friday outside a bar and pizzeria in Hickory, police said.

Hickory Police were called to Frankie’s Pizza and Alessio’s Lounge at 1383 North Center St around 2 a.m. Saturday where they found 37-year-old Shamar Rashad Wilson suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot.

Wilson, of Hickory, was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Police said he was a customer of Alessio’s Lounge before the shooting, and there is no known connection between Wilson and the suspect. But the shooting does not appear to be a random act, police said.

Police did not provide additional details about the case.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS