Authorities say 3 Tennessee postal workers, including the shooter, were killed in a shooting at the post office
The shooting took place at the Orange Mound Post Office, and the Memphis Police Department was helping to secure the perimeter, the police force tweeted. The US Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, told Fox News that the shooting took place at a facility called the East Lamar Carrier Annex.
“We work in conjunction with the Memphis Police Department, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,” the agency said.
The FBI said the suspected shooter was shot dead. The police department said there were no active threats and the area was secured.
Fox affiliate WHBQ spoke with the family of one of the deceased postal workers, 37-year-old Demetria Dorch. The commercial resume Meet another victim by the name of James Wilson.
“He was a good man. He was an outstanding man,” Roxanne Rogers said in the commercial appeal to Wilson, her cousin. “The best man you want to be around.”
Fox News has reached out to the FBI and local police.
The Postal Service said in a statement that it was “saddened by the events that occurred today in Memphis.”
“Our thoughts are with family members, friends and co-workers of the individuals concerned,” the agency said. “The Postal Service will provide resources to all employees at East Lamar Carrier Annex in the coming days and weeks.”
The accident came days after the death of a mail carrier in Pennsylvania.