In a deadly shooting at the USPS facility in Memphis, 4 people are reported dead, including the suspect of the crime scene. The suspected shooter was also a U.S. Postal Service employee, who has been reported dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The shooting took place on Tuesday, and Memphis Police Department reported that they had secured the perimeter. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, and the Memphis Police Department are all working with USPS for the investigation.
USPS released a statement saying, “The Postal Service is saddened at the events that took place today in Memphis. Our thoughts are with the family members, friends, and coworkers of the individuals involved. The Postal Service will be providing resources to all employees at the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the coming days and weeks.”
After last month’s shooting at Kroger that killed 2 and injured several, this has been the second mass shooting in the Memphis area, especially in a workplace. The suspect in the Kroger shooting case was also a Kroger employee who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The postal carrier facility was not open for customers or retail. There have been no other injuries reported.
“Memphis Police Officers are on the scene of a shooting at 2801 Park Ave in support of the FBI and USPS. The Memphis Police Dept. is assisting with securing the perimeter and the scene.
There are no active threats. The scene is secured.” The Memphis Police Department reported via Twitter after the incident.