Saturday Shooting in Mt. Vernon Still Under Investigation

The Mt. Vernon Police Department responded to a Saturday morning shooting, along the 400 block of South 17th Street in Mt. Vernon.  Officers received a call at around 3am on Saturday, where a female allegedly had been shot.  Responding agencies included the Mt. Vernon Police Department, Mt. Vernon Fire Department and the Litton’s Ambulance Service.  Officers were at the scene 1st, where they made contact with the female and gave 1st aid until medical personnel arrived.  She was then transported to an area hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.  During an investigation, a person of interest was identified, with officers checking several locations around Mt. Vernon for the subject, but were unable to locate the person.  The investigation is ongoing on this shooting.