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Hannah Bickley died after an early morning shooting in Shelby.

SHELBY, N.C. — Shelby police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl.

WSOC-TV reported that Hannah Bickley was shot on Holder Drive around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. 

“She just said ‘Lord it’s a body lying in my yard,’” said Carolyn Webber. 

Webber said her sister walked out of her house and saw Bickley lying in her yard. Minutes earlier, officers were responding to a robbery on Holder Drive, just a few blocks away, when the girl’s 19-year-old boyfriend flagged them down from his car.  

He told them that he and Bickley were the ones robbed on Holder Drive and she was shot in the process. Emergency workers pulled the girl into the yard to try and save her, but they pronounced her dead at the scene. 

“I just hate for this to happen,” said Webber.

The boyfriend later told police that he and Bickley were out meeting a friend to give them money. 

“He never got the friend to come to the door as they were leaving and taking off is when the robbery shooting took place,” said Captain Rick Stafford. 

Police said they believe Bickley was possibly a student at Cherryville High School and that she was planning to graduate this year.


  • Jennifer

    God Bless Your Soul, Beautiful Little Angel; ALL are Praying with your Family and Friends..i Only wish i could have taken your place.

    • Jennifer

      Actually, “sucko????” POSSIBLY a “little” of Both….In A Heartbeat, I WOULD TAKE HER PLACE…. (MOM and Grandmom)… DIRTBAG!!!!!

  • james

    seems to me if she was going to take someone money and they wouldn’t come to the door and as they were leaving, got robbed and she got shot, sounds like a set up to me, They knew she had money, they never come to the door but she gets robbed before she can leave? Oh yeah, that screams set up, the number 1 suspect should be the one she was going to see

  • Jennifer

    just clicked on the WSOC-TV Site… It Seems that her Black/African?? (Help Me HERE… ) boyfriend murdered this Angel…Dear God.. only 17, AND Still ” BRAVING” braces!!! This Senseless Massacre of Our innocent Children HAS TO STOP!!!.. it WILL Stop..”Help Us Governor”!!

  • FaithC

    I read the update on this story on another news site and her 19 year old felon boyfriend was arrested for her murder. Where are her parents that she was allowed to date this scum and be out at 2:30am at 17?
    What a terrible waste of life. Sad.

  • B

    I just read FaithC report and my initial impression of the boyfriends story was yeah right. Why didn’t he get shot if they were robbed?

  • l337g33k

    But yet some thug gets murdered near A&T campus while doing a DRUG DEAL and there are multiple stories and dozens of comments about the “travesty.” Unfortunately this young girl had to die at the hands of this animal. Where did things go so wrong that an 17 yr old aspiring nurse became involved such a p.o.s.

  • Jennifer

    ::Dear Fox 8.. PLEASE insert my comment to “Ha!Ha!) ,, (sucko) in the CORRECT place!!!! Thank You Dearly!!!

    • Jennifer

      Dear Fox 8.. “Happy Mothers Day”…I am 54, a Mom AND grandma… Yeah,,,, ALL is COOL.. take the day off!!! ALL IS GOOD!!!!!

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