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Bullets Blazing At Bungalow Bar

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Mount Vernon — Another late night shooting in Mount Vernon. This time bullets were flying outside the Bungalow Bar, 523 S. Fulton Ave., at 2:56 a.m. Monday morning. Three were shot in the early morning gunfire. Two of those shot, a man and a woman, went to Mount Vernon Montefiore Hospital on their own and were treated for minor injuries. The third, a man, was found at the scene and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

One of the men was critically injured; the other two victims had minor injuries, police said.

Police are investigating the shooting of three people outside the Mount Vernon establishment. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Mount Vernon Police Detective Division at 914-665-2510.

Many Mt. Vernon residents have complained about the rash of gun violence on our streets. There have been several other incidents over the past few months

42 days prior, two men found dead after a BMW flipped over in Mt. Vernon, had been shot before the crash, after leaving adult infamous entertainment establishment, Sue’s Rendezvous, located at 96 Gramatan Avenue, Wednesday June 24th. Before that on March 2nd, a 20-year-old Bronx male was shoot in the leg while leaving Sue’s. These are just two of the latest incidents of late night/ early morning gunfire outside that strip club.

In mid May, multiple shots were fired outside of Dazzles Restaurant & Lounge on South 4th Avenue, striking three men who were taking to the hospital and were in serious but stable condition.

City Councilman and mayoral candidate Richard Thomas joined with other community leaders recently held a press conference in his South 4th Avenue campaign headquarters, calling for end to all the gun violence that plaques the streets of Mount Vernon, the day after a broad daylight shooting near his office which sits across the street from Dazzles.

“I say again, Mount Vernon must examine its relationship with late night establishments to better understand whether their activities are generating a larger public safety concern,” Thomas tells BW, after the Bungalow incident, almost echoing his comments after the June 24th incident. Thomas has been one of the only elected officials and/or candidates in the upcoming election to champion the cause to end the continuous gun violence in the streets of Mt. Vernon.

AJ Woodson

AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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