MOUNT VERNON — Mt. Vernon police are investigating a reported shooting Monday afternoon.
Sources indicate that around 2 p.m. Monday, a 21-year-old male victim frim Chicago went up to a residence in the 500 block of 17th Street and told residents he had been shot and needed medical help.
The victim was transported to a local hospital but was then airlifted to St. Louis area hospital for treatment.
Callers reported hearing multiple shots in the area at the time.
Police, fire and EMS responded to the scene.
Detectives from the Mt Vernon Police Department have taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mt Vernon Police Department at 242-2131 or Jefferson County Crimestoppers at 242-8477.