The FBI was investigating a shooting in a Tennessee post Tuesday when three employees, including suspected shooters, died, authorities said.
The shooting took place at the Orange Mound post office, and the Memphis Police Department was helping to secure the area, police sent a tweet. The US Postal Inspection Service, which represents the hand of the Post Service, told Fox News that the shooting took place at a place called the East Lamar Carrier Annex.
“We are working closely with the Memphis Police department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Guns,” the agency said.
The FBI said it was suspected of shooting dead by gunfire. The police department said there was no threat and the area was secured.
Fox affiliated WHBQ spoke with the family of one of the deceased postal workers, 37-year-old Demetria Dortch.
“He was a good man. He’s a wonderful man,” Roxanne Rogers told Commercial Appeal of Wilson, her relative. “The best person you could ever want to be.”
Fox News reached the FBI with local police.
In a statement, the Postal Service said it was “saddened by the events that took place today in Memphis.”
“Our thoughts are with family members, friends and colleagues of the people involved,” the organization said. “The Postal Service will be providing services to all employees at the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the coming days and weeks.”
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The incident came days after a mail carrier was shot dead in Pennsylvania.