JCSO Investigating Mt. Vernon Shooting

(MT. VERNON, IL) — Jefferson County authorities are investigating a Tuesday shooting that sent one person to SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon for treatment. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. in the area of 19th Street in Mt. Vernon. They confirm one person was taken to the hospital for treatment. The extent of those injuries is unclear and no other details have been released at this time.