Mt. Vernon Police investigating shooting

MT. VERNON, IL. (WJPF) – Mt. Vernon Police are investigating a shooting that sent a one man to the hospital.

It happened around 2:00 P.M. Monday in the 500 Block of South 17TH Street.

According to Police, a 21-year-old man from Chicago was shot. He was later flown to a St. Louis Hospital.

The investigation in ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mt. Vernon Police or Jefferson County Crime-Stoppers.