The shooting took place at the Orange Mound post office, and the Memphis Police Department is helping secure the perimeter, the police force tweeted. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Postal Service’s law enforcement agency, told Fox News that the shooting happened at a facility called the East Lamar Carrier Annex.
“We work 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-infected gunshot. The police department said there were no active threats and the area was secured.
Fox affiliate WHBQ spoke to the family of one of the deceased postal employees, 37-year-old Demetria Dortch. Ang Commercial Appeal identified another victim as James Wilson.
“He was a good man. An outstanding man,” Roxanne Rogers told Commercial Appeal of Wilson, her cousin. “The best man you’ll ever want to be with.”
Fox News reached out to 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 attitude includes the family members, friends and co -workers of the individuals involved,” the agency said. “The Postal Service will provide resources to all employees at the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the coming days and weeks.”
The incident occurred days after a mail carrier was shot Pennsylvania.