3 USPS workers, including the suspect, died after being shot at the Memphis facility

The shooting took place Tuesday afternoon in an annex of the USPS carrier.

Two U.S. Postal Service employees were killed after a shooting at a postal facility in Memphis, authorities said.

The suspected shooter, who was also a USPS employee, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, FBI Memphis spokeswoman Lisa-Anne Culp said in a statement Tuesday.

The hunt took place Tuesday afternoon at the East Lamar Carrier Annex, a location with no retail customers. Around 2:50 p.m. local time, the Memphis Police Department said it secured the scene and there was no active threat.

Said a witness Memphis ABC affiliate WATN He saw people running away saying the shots had been fired.

The USPS is cooperating with the FBI, Memphis Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Guns and Fireworks in the investigation, Postal Inspector Susan Link told reporters.

A USPS and FBI spokesman did not share any additional information on the hunt, including the identity of the victims or suspicions.

“The Postal Service is saddened by the events that took place today in Memphis,” the USPS said in a statement. “Our attitude includes the family members, friends and co -workers of the individuals involved. The Postal Service will provide resources to all employees at the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the coming days and weeks.”

This is the second high -profile workplace shooting in the Memphis area in recent weeks. Last month, one person was killed and 14 others were injured in a shot at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville. The suspected gunman, a third-party vendor for Kroger, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

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