Mt. Vernon leaders, businesses in shock after 9 vehicles were burned overnight

Nine vehicles that were set ablaze in the Mount Vernon business district early Friday have left the community’s leaders in a state of shock.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said police were investigating the arsons of seven vehicles that were torched directly and two others that caught fire as a result in the Midtown community around 3 a.m.

The cars were parked along Charles, St. Paul, Lanvale and Eager streets and were totally destroyed.

Tuggle said investigators from the federal…