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3 Employees Killed In Shooting At Postal Facility In Memphis

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Memphis Police Department officers work the scene of a post office after a shooting, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis, Tenn. Police investigated a shooting Tuesday at a post office in an historic neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the third high-profile shooting in the region in weeks.(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

(AP) — The three U.S. Postal Service workers who died in a shooting at a Tennessee sorting facility included a supervisor, a manager and a letter carrier temporarily assigned to the postal annex. Authorities say two workers were fatally shot Tuesday by a third employee who died from a self-inflicted gunshot. The FBI and U.S. Postal Service didn’t immediately name those involved. LaQuita Benjamin is president of the local branch of the National Association of Postal Supervisors. She told media outlets those killed were a carrier, a supervisor and a manager. She says the alleged shooter was working on assignment at the facility. Authorities didn’t immediately describe a motive.

 

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