Two U.S. Postal Service workers were killed on Tuesday and another, who has been identified as the suspected gunman, died from a self-inflicted gunfire, the FBI said.
The shooting took place at the Orange Mound Post Office, and the Memphis Police Department was helping secure the perimeter, police tweeted. The US Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement body of the Postal Service, told Fox News that the shooting took place at the facility called the East Lamar Carrier Annex.
“We are working in conjunction with the Memphis Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,” the agency said.
The FBI said the suspected shooter died from a self-inflicted gunfire. The police department said there was no active threat and the area was secure.
Fox affiliate WHBQ spoke with the family of one of the deceased postal workers, Demetria Dortch, 37. The business call identified another victim as James Wilson, a director of the USPS, his cousin said.
“He was a good man. An exceptional man, ”said Roxanne Rogers at Wilson’s commercial call. “He was a humble soul, one of the friendliest supervisory managers you could wish for. “
Fox News has contacted the FBI and local police.
In a statement, the postal service said it was “saddened by the events that took place today in Memphis.”
“Our hearts are with family members, friends and colleagues of those involved,” the agency said. “The Postal Service will provide resources to all employees of the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the days and weeks to come. “
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The incident came days after a letter carrier was shot dead in Pennsylvania.