Mount Vernon – While details are still sketchy, there was a Broad daylight shooting on South 4th Avenue near the corner of Second Street, Monday afternoon that left 20-year-old Donovan McQueen shot in front of a Check Cashing Place.
MVPD officials tell BW, McQueen was shot numerous times in the thigh and hip, and was quickly en route to Jacobi Hospital. Very little is known about his injuries at this time excepts they, not life threatening. He is listed in stable condition.
On the warmest day of the year to date, the scene was frantic as one mother carrying her two-month-old daughter ran in the Fish Market on the corner. Two young female students from Sacred Heart School (around the corner on 5th Avenue and 2nd Street) fearing for their life also ran into the Fish Market, one of the young girls could be heard crying out, “I want my mommy.”
Another mother on the scene, told BW, “Enough is enough,” As she began to talk about a shooting last week, “there was a shooting near Robert Fulton Elementary School, which lead to a district-wide shut down for an hour. There wasn’t even a letter that went out to inform the parents.”
Two MVCSD teachers and a school official confirm for BW, that there was a shooting near the elementary school and one long shut down, last week.
Three weeks into Spring, the scene on South Fourth Avenue and Second Street has the familiar scene of yellow police tape after another shooting.
At approximately 8:35 PM, Mayor Richard Thomas’ office released the following statement:
Mount Vernon Police Officers are currently investigating a shooting which occurred on April 10, 2017. Today at approximately 3:41pm Officers responded to the area of 110 So. 4th Ave. on a report of shots fired and a man down. Upon the officers’ arrival, they observed a black male who suffered apparent gunshot wounds to his thigh/hip area. Victim was alert and conscious and later identified as local Mount Vernon resident Donovan Mcqueen (03-02-97). Mr. McQueen was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is currently listed as “Stable” according to Medical Staff. No arrests have been made at this time.The Mount Vernon Police Department is asking the public for any information to assist in this investigation. Please call the Mount Vernon Police Department Detective Division at 914-665-2510.
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****Updated at 9:15PM to include statement from Mayor office****