Former Mount Vernon Basketball Star Shot Near Gang Fight

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Mount Vernon graduate and University of Oklahoma basketball standout Isaiah Cousins is recovering after being shot on Tuesday.
Mount Vernon graduate and University of Oklahoma basketball standout Isaiah Cousins is recovering after being shot on Tuesday. Photo Credit: U. of Oklahoma Athletics

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Isaiah Cousins, a former Mount Vernon High School basketball star and current standout at the University of Oklahoma, was hit by a stray bullet when he was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between two rival gangs on Tuesday, according to LoHud.com.

Cousins was reportedly an innocent bystander with a group of friends when a shootout between gangs known as the "Goonies" and the "Gunnas" broke out on West Third Street, according to the report.

Cousins will recover from his wounds, but it is uncertain if his basketball career will be affected, according to the report.

Cousins, who just finished his sophomore year at Oklahoma, was the Section 1 MVP his senior year at Mount Vernon.

Click here to read the full LoHud.com report.

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