Officials: Man killed inside Mount Vernon apartment

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Officials say a man was killed inside an apartment at Levister Towers in Mount Vernon.

Police are not releasing the name of the victim or details about his death.

Neighbors say his body was discovered Tuesday morning. So far, there have been no arrests or apparent motive.

About a mile away from the homicide - and hours later – police were investigating another shooting in broad daylight near Oak Street and North Terrace that shut down the neighborhood for hours Tuesday night.

Longtime resident Desmond Burgess says the area needs better security.

Business owners who were too afraid to go on camera describe it as a scene out of the Wild West.

They tell News 12 that two men in a white Mercedes SUV opened fire on a man and woman in a red vehicle near the Mount Vernon west train station. They say the female motorist drove in reverse up a hill on Oak Street to get away from the shooters. The man and woman were both taken to the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery. Their vehicle was reportedly found near the Fleetwood train station.

City officials insist the incidents are not related. They haven't released many other details, other than both incidents remain under investigation.

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