- Drive by.
- Four shots.
- Some guy in the hospital fighting for his life.
- Your guess is as good as mine.
I was told by an officer not to take photos...yet. I suppose he wanted me to wait until they were all gone and nothing left to shoot. That being said, I took some shots regardless. I didn't use the flash for fear of being annoyed by the officer again so please excuse the blurriness. There really isn't much to see in these photos as I couldn't get anywhere near the scene. I'm simply putting this on display for all current and former Mt. Vernon, NY residents so that they may understand just how ridiculous this city has gotten. Four square miles of city...and most, if not all of the homicides/major crimes happen in two square miles of it.
I used to frequent Panda off and on and my son and I used to get our haircuts at (what is now) Famous Barbershop before they moved to 1st Street. Who's to say this won't happen during the daytime...and some unsuspecting bystander gets caught up in the nonsense? Always something to think about...
As usual, thanks for reading.
February 5, 2009
Police release name of man gunned down on Mount Vernon street
The Journal News
MOUNT VERNON - Mount Vernon detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old Mount Vernon man last night, police said.
Police identified the victim as Nassan Yitzchak Ben Israel, 31.
Mount Vernon police Commissioner David Chong said this morning that police responded to 118 E. Prospect St. at 10:20 p.m. on a report of shots fired and found the man lying in the street.
He sustained several gunshot wounds.
Ben Israel was taken to Mount Vernon Hospital where he died at 11:36 p.m., Chong said.
It is the third homicide this year in Mount Vernon.