Female USPS worker, 24, in critical condition after being shot 4 times in Chicago while out delivering mail
- A 24-year-old female USPS worker was shot in Chicago on Thursday morning as she delivered mail on the city’s South Side
- Cops believe she was not the intended target
- The shots came from vehicles driving by at a high rate of speed
- She is in a critical condition after receiving gunshot wounds to the back of both legs, buttocks area, stomach and the back of her head
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A Chicago postal worker was shot four times by apparent stray gunfire Thursday morning as she was delivering mail along her route, police say.
The 24-year-old woman was hit by shots fired from vehicles driving by at a high rate of speed at around 11.38am in the Burnside neighborhood on the city’s South Side.
The victim received gunshot wounds to the back of both legs, buttocks area, stomach and the back of her head.
Cops said she does not appear to be the intended target and is currently in a critical condition in the University of Chicago Medical Center.
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Chicago police are investigating after a 24-year-old postal worker was shot as she delivered mail on Thursday morning. They do not believe she was the intended target
The Chicago Fire Department and witnesses on the scene confirmed to CBS that the woman was a mail carrier.
Officers said she had been wearing her full uniform when the shooting took place and video footage from the scene appears to show her mailbag on the ground outside the gate of a home.
Her coworkers began showing up to the scene in tears and the victim’s manager said she worked at Grand Crossing Branch
Video footage of the scene appeared to still show her mail bag on the ground
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Chicago Division confirmed to DailyMail.com that they were investigating the shooting but that no other information on the victim or the incident was available.
‘Chicago Division Postal Inspectors are responding to the area around 91st and Ellis following reports of a Letter Carrier shot. Please avoid the area,’ they earlier wrote in a tweet.
Chicago police said the investigation is ongoing.
The mail carrier was working her normal route when she was shot, her manager said
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Chicago Division confirmed they are investigating
The woman is the second USPS worker shot in Chicago this year, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In March, a 47-year-old USPS employee was shot in the cheek as he delivered mail on the Southwest side.
A 21-year-old man was also shot in the right thigh. Both were treated and released from hospital.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, in 2019 another Chicago postal worker was shot while driving an unmarked van.
It follows a violent Labor Day weekend in the city when 51 people were shot.
Eight of the victims were were shot dead, including an eight-year-old girl was killed inside a parked car on Monday.