Mt. Vernon police investigating double shooting

MOUNT VERNON — Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page confirms his department is investigating a double shooting Monday afternoon in Mt. Vernon that sent two people to an area hospital.

Mt. Vernon police were called around 3:20 Monday afternoon to the 1700 block of South 12th Street on a report of a person having been shot.

One shooting victim was reportedly located at the South 12th Street location and another was reportedly located a few blocks away at a location in the 1100 block of Gilbert Avenue.

Two black male suspects were possibly seen in a black Nissan Ultima with Missouri plates.

The victims were reportedly transported to area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time and no further information is available at this time.