Woman murdered in Mount Vernon

Police are investigating the murder of a woman in Mount Vernon last night.

They say the woman was shot in the head around 9:30 p.m. in the area of South 12th Avenue and West Third Street.

The unidentified woman was loaded into an ambulance as medical technicians performed CPR on her.

Police say she was taken to Mount Vernon Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

No motive has been released yet for the shooting.

The killing marks Mount Vernon's fifth murder this year. While overall crime in the city fell 2 percent in the first five months of 2011, violent crime is up 6 percent.

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