On June 6, 2019 at 10:07pm, Mount Vernon Police responded to the 16000 block of Blodgett Road in South Mount Vernon, after receiving multiple reports of shots being fired. One of the reports came from occupants of a residence in the area, where one of the bullets had come through an exterior wall. Fortunately, no one at the residence was injured.
During the investigation, officers located numerous bullet casings in the roadway, near a wooded embankment. The residence that was struck, sits a hundred feet back from the road up the embankment. Investigators don’t believe the residence was intentionally targeted.
At this point, detectives don’t have many leads and are seeking information from the public that may assist in the investigation.Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that would assist investigators is asked to call the 24-hour dispatch information number (360) 428-3211 or during business hours call Mount Vernon Police at (360) 336-6271.