Cops seek clues in Mount Vernon gunfire incident

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Mount Vernon police were still investigating a shootout on the city's north side early Saturday morning that left a car riddled with bullet holes.

The shooting happened a few minutes after midnight on Saturday morning in front of the Sea Lounge Bar & Restaurant at 53 Mount Vernon Ave.

Cops said they aren't sure who fired the shots or whether anyone was injured. No one was at the scene when police arrived, and no victims had appeared at local hospitals as of late afternoon on Saturday, cops told News12. It was not clear if police had managed to successfully identify or locate the car's owner.

Detectives and officers were seen overnight, examining a black Nissan for bullet holes and combined the surrounding area and storefronts for spent casings and other clues, News12 video shows.

Attempts to reach the Sea Lounge Bar & Restaurant were unsuccessful Saturday afternoon.

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis, the de facto leader of the Mount Vernon Police Department since taking over last year and firing former Commissioner Carl Bell in late February, handles all press inquiries about police matters. Davis did not immediately return a call and voice-mail message left on his cellphone Saturday.

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