Three Dead, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Memphis Postal Center

A United States Postal Service (USPS) employee fatally shot two other employees before shooting himself at a postal facility in Memphis, Tennessee on Oct. 12, authorities said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Memphis Spokesperson Lisa-Anne Culp said at an initial press briefing that the gunman died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities have not publicly revealed the identities of the employees, as well as the motivation for the shooting at the East Lamar Carrier Annex.

Earlier, the Memphis Police Department said on Twitter that they were assisting the FBI and the USPS with securing the scene of the incident, adding that there were no active threats.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service said that they were working with the Memphis Police Department, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms on investigating the incident.

“At this time there is no additional information the Inspection Service can release,” the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said, according to CNN.

USPS said in an emailed statement that they will provide resources to all employees in the postal facility in the coming days and weeks.

The incident was the third high-profile shooting in or near Memphis in weeks.


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