MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - In the wake of the fatal holiday season shootings that took the lives of nightclub owner O’Neil Bandoo and 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie, a third shooting incident was reported in Mount Vernon on Monday.
Police confirmed that at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon, an unidentified man had to be taken to a local hospital after he was struck in the hand by a stray bullet near West Third Street. He was treated and is expected to be released after making a full recovery.
According to reports , a man is facing weapons charges after fleeing the scene, though it is unclear if he is a suspect in the shooting. Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas could not be immediately reached for comment on Tuesday morning.
The investigation into both shootings are ongoing. Keep following Daily Voice for more details as they become available.