Mt. Vernon Police Investigating Shootings

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MT. VERNON -- Authorities are asking for the public's help solving recent shootings in Mt. Vernon.

Police say a woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning after someone opened fire outside her home at Willow Springs apartments, just off South 42nd Street. The woman's vehicle was also damaged by gunfire.

Shots were also reported early Friday morning in the 400 block of 17th Street.

Investigators say there have been other shootings over the last couple weeks that may be related.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mt. Vernon Police Department at (618) 242-0215 or Jefferson County Crime Stoppers at (618) 242-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any tip that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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