Mount Vernon, NY—Mayor Clinton Young, Jr. announced today that 12th Avenue will be on lock down until further notice. This bold action comes in the wake of the shooting that lead to the death of 27 year old Gloria Nartey. On Monday, August 8th, 2011, shortly after 9:30PM, Nartly was shot one time in the head while walking home from the store. She was transported to Mount Vernon Hospital by Transcare EMS and pronounced dead a short time later.
A 25 year old male was also shot. He was shot one time in the chest. He was driven to a hospital in the Bronx by a private vehicle. It is believed that neither was the intended target of the unknown gunman.
Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. said, “I am outraged by the senseless loss of this innocent young woman and we will pray for her family. Mount Vernon has more police officers in the community than ever before, but these thugs continue to prey on our city. I am confident that our police department will make an arrest in this case. We are making progress and this cold blooded killer will be caught. I encourage all residents in the community to work with the police department to bring this killer to justice.”
Mayor Young said residents in the 12th Avenue neighborhood will see an increase of police activity and the mobile command vehicle in the community until further notice. Police officers will be going door to door to obtain information leading the capture and arrest of the suspect or suspects.
Commissioner Carl Bell, “This is a tremendous tragedy for the City of Mt. Vernon where a young lady going about her everyday business has her life shortened in this way. The Mount Vernon Police Department along with the assistance of outraged members of this community will bring the individual or individuals who committed this heinous act to swift justice.”
The Mount Vernon Police Department is requesting anyone with information contact the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510. You can also send anonymous information via you cell phone by texting MVPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or go to www.tipsubmit. All calls will be kept confidential.