3 Tennessee postal workers, including shooters, died in mail shooting, authorities say

Two employees of the U.S. Postal Service were killed Tuesday and another who was identified as the suspected shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the FBI said.

The shooting took place at the Orange Mound Post Office, and the Memphis Police Department helped secure the perimeter, police tweeted. The U.S. Postal Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, told Fox News that the shooting took place at the 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.

Two employees of the Postal Service were killed Tuesday in a post office in Memphis, Tenn., And the suspected shooter, also an employee, died of a self-inflicted shot, authorities said.

Two employees of the Postal Service were killed Tuesday in a post office in Memphis, Tenn., And the suspected shooter, also an employee, died of a self-inflicted shot, authorities said.
(WREG)

The FBI said the suspected shooter died of a self-inflicted shot. Police said there were no active threats and the area was secured.

Fox-affiliated WHBQ spoke with the family of one of the deceased postal workers, 37-year-old Demetria Dortch. The Commercial Appeal identified another victim as James Wilson, a USPS manager, his cousin said.

“He was a good man. An excellent man,” Roxanne Rogers told the Commercial Appeal of Wilson. “He was a humble soul, one of the nicest supervisory leaders one could ever wish for.”

Authorities are located outside the East Lamar Carrier Annex facility in Memphis.  Tenn., Where two postal workers were killed and a third died after taking their own lives, the FBI said.

Authorities are located outside the East Lamar Carrier Annex facility in Memphis. Tenn., Where two postal workers were killed and a third died after taking their own lives, the FBI said.
(WREG)

Fox News has contacted the FBI and local police.

In a statement, the Post Office said it was “sorry about the events that took place today in Memphis.”

“Our thoughts are with family members, friends and colleagues of the people involved,” the agency said. “The Postal Service will provide resources to all employees of the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the coming days and weeks.”

Officers let a police car pass under yellow tape on a street in front of the Memphis Post Office.  Police said they are investigating a shooting at the Tennessee post office in which three postal service employees died.  (AP Photo / Adrian Sainz)

Officers let a police car pass under yellow tape on a street in front of the Memphis Post Office. Police said they are investigating a shooting at the Tennessee post office in which three postal service employees died. (AP Photo / Adrian Sainz)

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The incident came days after a postman was shot dead in Pennsylvania.

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