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HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 25-year-old Alexander County man has been killed and his girlfriend wounded in a shooting in Hickory.

Investigators told the Hickory Daily Record they think the shooter targeted Eric Icenhour as he sat in the passenger seat of a car around 2:45 a.m. Friday outside an apartment complex.

Police say Icenhour's girlfriend suffered minor injuries in the shooting and drove him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Carolyn Cooper lives in the apartment complex and says it sounded like 12 shots were fired.

Police are investigating whether the shooting happened over a drug deal.

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