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6 shot at Mount Vernon, New York nightclub early Christmas morning

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — The co-owner of a nightclub in Westchester County and another person were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting early Christmas morning, CBS New York reported.

Shots were fired near the entrance of The Mansion club around 4:30 a.m. It happened in Mount Vernon, just north of New York City’s Bronx borough.

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas said in a statement Sunday that the establishment’s owner, O’Neal Bandoo, was killed. He says the name of the second person who died is being withheld pending family notification.

Mount Vernon Police Captain Edward Adinaro said the 36-year-old shooter was in custody. The suspect’s identity was not immediately known. 

Police said the suspect had been told to leave the premises before he took out a gun and started firing. 

“Security personnel immediately tackled him,” Adinaro said. “He was able to free himself, and with the officers on the scene, they were able to further subdue him.”

The four people who were wounded are expected to survive.

“No family should ever spend Christmas like this, ever,” Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas said.

Authorities say the man was charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder.