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Mt. Vernon Shooting Under Investigation

September 27, 2016

One person was injured in a shooting incident at 11th and Lamar in Mt. Vernon early Sunday morning.

Mt. Vernon Police says they were joined by Illinois State Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies in responding to a report of a gunshot fired. Police found 50 to 75 people gathered at the intersection and one person suffering from a gunshot wound. The injured person was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The incident occurred around 3 Sunday morning.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Mt. Vernon Police Detective Division at 242-21-31 or Jefferson County Crimestoppers at 242-84-77. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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