FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2023
Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520
Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one dead.
At around 10:35 AM on Thursday, March 9, 2023, Mount Vernon Police Officers responded to the courtyard of the Levister Towers complex for a report of shots fired with a person struck. When first responders arrived they located a Mount Vernon youth suffering from a single gunshot wound to the torso. Mount Vernon Police Officers and Firefighters immediately began to render aid to the victim who was then transported to Montefiore Mount Vernon Emergency Room. The victim was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the emergency room.
Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Department are investigating this incident with the assistance of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center.
At this time the Mount Vernon Police Department is withholding the name of the victim due to their age and notification to the family.
Mount Vernon Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510, all calls will be kept confidential. You can also submit an anonymous tip via our “Text-A-Tip” by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 847411.