• 22-year-old man found shot at Mt. Vernon home dies

    By: KIRO 7 Staff, Nick McGurk

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    A man was shot and killed in Mount Vernon Sunday night.

    At 10:48 p.m. Sunday, a man who was outside his home at East Section Street and South Sixth Street felt threatened when he was confronted by a group of people.

    Police say the man, 29, was outside testing a wireless signal booster for his computer.

    A car with three people inside drove past him slowly.

    The car went around the block slowly and then returned.

    One person got out of the car carrying what looked like a shotgun; the car then drove slowly alongside him as he walked, according to police.

    The man outside of his home drew a handgun and fired shots in the group’s direction. They then drove away.

    About 20 minutes later, a 22-year-old man was found inside a home in the 1500 block of West Street, about a half-mile from the earlier report of shots fired.

    He had a gunshot wound to his upper chest.

    He was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries.

    Late Monday morning, Mount Vernon Police told KIRO 7 they believe the 22-year-old man was at the shooting scene.

    "I just heard like, 'boom boom boom boom,' like about seven shots, right after each other. It was just awful,” said resident Delores Lopez.

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    "I don't like it at all. It's scary. Because it could have been one of us,” added Lopez.

    On Monday morning, police say “great detective work” led them to the 1700 block of South Sixth Street.  That’s where they found a black Chevrolet with at least one bullet hole on it and two people inside who were at the shooting Sunday night.

    Police took the two men inside the car into custody to question them.

    "Now we have to find out the 'why.' Why what happened here last night--why did it occur?" said  Lt. Chris Cammock with Mount Vernon Police.

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