MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man is in fair condition this morning at OSU Medical Center after being shot early Sunday morning at Riverside Park.



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10 Responses to “Mount Vernon man shot at Riverside Park”

  1. Joshua Morrison

    I’m afraid I don’t understand your question, could you elaborate?

  2. John C. Davidson

    Sociopaths exist everywhere and many in leadership positions. Mental health is a problem not addressed properly in this country.

    I don’t see where you disagree with my statement, either. Most inner cities attract criminal behavior which is why so many move into the suburbs as fast as they can. It is the reitrees that cannot get away from criminal behavior and the justice system has no where to house them.

  3. my2centsworth

    Did this young man die or was it only injuries from the shot?
    I cant find a story on it, only a few short lines saying he was shot & is in OSU hospital.
    I’m not sure when this happened either.

  4. TheTruthHurts

    I cannot agree with you Mr. Davidson. The world over is not complete doom and gloom. Criminals for the most part are very selective at where they set up operations. An example is Zanesville. Some years ago the city of Zanesville was over run with sociopathic drug kingpins. Putting much of the city’s higher officials on their payroll. These criminals selected this city for a reason.

    As the case of Knox County, and Mt. Vernon. The Mt.Vernon News reported the Sherriff of Knox County, stole tax money to help fund his campaign last election. Likewise a judge that sits on the bench obstructing justice on well collaborated rape cases. Now, think as if you were an organized crime boss looking to set up operations. What a perfect place, a county that does not uphold the laws of this land to highest level of it’s government and law officials.

    The citizens of Knox County need to wake up, and take back control!!!

  5. Ellen

    No worse than another town I lived in, about 30 minutes south. There were fights at my high school alma mater so often, they became commonplace. For crying out loud, we had skinheads come to the campus with knifes and/or guns. The school was declared extremely DANGEROUS. Despite that, my mother had called the school and the head secretary told her it was fine to send me to school. At the time, I live a few minutes from school and typically walked. I am not 100% caucasian and with an eye for African American curly hair, one with a gun could make a life-threatening mistake. We all need to be more aware of what goes on in our neighborhoods. Unfortunately, we cannot always keep track of everything.

  6. Desaray Kerr

    JESSE is my cousin and we dont live close or talk everyday but we are hurting down here for him.I just dont understand why someone thought he deserved this.I mean what in this world could he have done so bad to make someone do this.I just hope if anyone knows anything about this that they would please contact the Cop on the case.Our family would love to be at peace knowing the person that has done this thoughtless crime.PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS FULL RECOVERY TOO. THANKS.

  7. John C. Davidson

    This is happening everywhere, so if you find utopia, let us all know where it is. The Godless are a protected species.

  8. Jennifer Dial

    This is just crazy!! What has this town come to??? I have lived here all my life and I wanna move..Im not raising my 3 kids in the type of enviroment… Its scary!!