Police: Officers were near scene of shooting

Mount Vernon police say the shooting of a 25-year-old over the weekend was an unusually brazen act because officers were nearby.

Investigators say a gunman walked up to the victim?s car outside of Sue?s Rendezvous strip club at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning and fired two shots into the window. The bullets struck the 25-year-old man in the chest and shoulder.

"We had officers who were actually out there working the dismissal at Sue's Rendezvous, so this was a brazen act," says Mount Vernon Police Commissioner David Chong.

The victim is hospitalized and in critical condition.

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