3 Dead After Postal Worker Starts Shooting At USPS Memphis Facility

Screenshot / WREG News Channel 3, YouTube

TENNESSEE – Police and other first responders were on scene of a shooting at a United States Postal Service facility in Memphis’ Orange Mound neighborhood Tuesday.

The FBI says three USPS employees are dead, including the shooter, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. WREG identified one of the victims as James Wilson, a manager at the facility.

There are “no active threats” and the “scene is secured,” Memphis police wrote on Twitter.

The scene is at 2801 Park Avenue – roads in the area were blocked off.

The Postal Service released this statement: “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.”

The ATF and FBI are assisting local authorities. A motive for the attack remains under investigation.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Breaking911 previously reported the location was a post office. In fact, it is a postal facility that offers no public services. 

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