Police Investigating Friday Morning Shootings

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MT. VERNON -- Police are investigating two reports of shots fired early Friday morning in Mt. Vernon.

 
Mt. Vernon Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 4100 block of Willow Springs sometime after 3:30 a.m. Friday. A woman suffered a non-life threatening leg injury from a gunshot that police say was intentionally fired from outside her home. A parked vehicle outside the residence also took gun fire.
 
A second report of shots fired came in a short time later in the 400 block of South 17th Street. Police say bullets struck a house; no one was injured.
 
Police don't have any suspects in the crimes, and an investigation is ongoing. 
 
If you have any information regarding the shootings, call the Mt. Vernon Police Department Detective Division at (618) 242-2131, or Jefferson County Crime Stoppers at (618) 242-8477.
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