Mount Vernon police: 1 person shot, another potentially armed in 2 separate incidents

Detectives tried to stop him, but he ran onto the train platform and then the tracks.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2023, 9:29 PM

Updated 422 days ago

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Mount Vernon police say a person was shot and another person was potentially armed with a gun near the train station in two separate incidents on Thursday.

Officials say the person was shot on Eighth Avenue and Fourth Street near Levister Towers. 
This is near the location where 14-year-old Zyaire Fernandez was shot and killed two weeks ago.
Earlier in the day, the Mount Vernon Police Department says its crime unit chased a man who allegedly had a gun near the Mount Vernon East train station.
They say units were patrolling the area when they saw a man with what appeared to be a firearm.

Detectives tried to stop him, but he ran onto the train platform and then the tracks.

Officials are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them at the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510. All calls will be kept confidential. People can also submit an anonymous tip via "Text-A-Tip" by texting "MVPD" and the tip to 847411. People can also anonymously send information by utilizing the 'Mount Vernon PD' app, available in the Google Play and Apple Store.  


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