FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2023
Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520
An employee of the Mount Vernon Department of Public Works was shot on North Terrace Avenue, this morning. On Friday July 7, 2023, at around 8:25 AM, Mount Vernon Police were dispatched to the area of 50 North Terrace Avenue for a report of a person that had been shot. When officers arrived on scene they located the victim, 25-year-old, Daquan Moore, suffering from gunshot wounds to both of his legs. Moore was transported to Jacobi Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery. Mount Vernon Police learned that Moore, along with other employees of the Department of Public Works, were in the area of 132 North Terrace Avenue, collecting garbage when an unknown person began shooting at them, ultimately striking Moore. The shooter then fled the area on foot. Mount Vernon Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510, all calls will be kept confidential. You can also submit an anonymous tip via our “Text-A-Tip” by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 847411. You can also anonymously send information by utilizing the “Mount Vernon PD” app, available in the Google Play and Apple store.