Memphis, Tennessee — Two U.S. Postal Service employees had been fatally shot Tuesday at a postal facility in Memphis and a 3rd worker recognized because the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities stated. It was the third high-profile capturing in or close to that west Tennessee metropolis in weeks.
U.S. Postal Inspector Susan Hyperlink stated that three postal employees had been discovered lifeless after the capturing on the East Lamar Provider Annex in a distinguished Memphis neighborhood. FBI spokeswoman Lisa-Anne Culp stated the capturing was carried out by a 3rd postal service employee, who shot him or herself.
No identities or a motive had been launched by authorities at an preliminary information briefing late Tuesday afternoon.
The capturing occurred on the publish workplace department within the historic Orange Mound neighborhood, southeast of downtown Memphis.
The road resulting in the publish workplace was blocked by police Tuesday afternoon following the capturing, and federal authorities additionally gathered on the website.
A white four-door automotive was towed from the scene, nevertheless it was not clear who it belonged to.
“The Postal Service is saddened on the occasions that befell at the moment in Memphis,” USPS stated in a press release. “Our ideas are with the members of the family, mates and coworkers of the people concerned. The Postal Service can be offering sources to all staff on the East Lamar Provider Annex within the coming days and weeks.”
The violence follows different shootings within the Memphis space in current weeks. The franchise proprietor of a sushi counter inside a Kroger grocery retailer fatally shot one particular person and wounded 14 others earlier than killing himself on September 23, investigators stated. Per week later, a teenage boy was shot and critically wounded inside a Memphis faculty and police detained a second boy believed to be the shooter.
On October 18, 2010, two mail employees had been fatally shot throughout a theft at a publish workplace within the rural West Tennessee city of Henning. The publish workplace was named in honor of the slain staff final week.