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3 employees killed in shooting at postal facility in Memphis

Post Office Shooting
Posted at 8:58 PM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 20:58:54-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say two Postal Service workers have been fatally shot at a postal facility in Memphis, the third high-profile shooting in west Tennessee in recent weeks.

A third postal employee was identified as the shooter Tuesday, and officials say that person died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

U.S. Postal Inspector Susan Link told reporters that the three postal workers were found dead after the shooting at a carrier annex in an historic Memphis neighborhood.

No identities or motive were released.

The shooting occurred at a post office facility in the historic Orange Mound neighborhood, southeast of downtown Memphis.

Tennessee has been the hotbed for high-profile shootings in recent weeks. In late September, a man shot 15 people inside a Kroger, leaving one person dead. The shooter also died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Days later, a teenager was shot inside a school. Memphis police detained the shooter.