Shootings in Mount Vernon

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MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Police are investigating two Wednesday night shootings that took place after a peaceful vigil honoring rap music artist DMX, who died this week.  The separate shootings sent two victims to Jacobi Hospital.

The first shooting occurred at approximately 9:48 p.m. in the area of 4th Street and 5th Avenue.  The second shooting occurred at 9:59 p.m. in the area of 7th Avenue and 4th Street.

Both victims are currently hospitalized in stable condition, according to Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. The incidents were separate from each other and unrelated to the DMX vigil, he said.

Anyone with information about these incidents or any other crime is urged to call the Mount Vernon Police Department Detective Division at 914-665-2510.