Postman shot dead while delivering mail in Milwaukee

A postal worker was shot and killed Friday night in Milwaukee, police said.

The victim was a 44-year-old man who had been with the US Postal Service for 18 years. His name has not been released yet.

“The Milwaukee Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and the USPS for the loss of their member,” the police department said in a statement.

The situation came to light around 5:59 pm on Friday when N. Milwaukee Police responded to an injured person in the 5000 block of 65th Street. When they arrived, officers found the victim with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Milwaukee Fire Department.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said Twitter that “the shooting death of a Milwaukee postal worker is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with the victim’s family and colleagues. That the postal worker was a public servant in this massacre is what makes this crime even more disturbing.”

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are being investigated by Milwaukee police with the help of the US Postal Inspection Service and the FBI.

“Preliminary information received from local law enforcement indicates that a USPS letter carrier was shot and killed while delivering mail,” the US Postal Inspection Service said in a statement. “The safety and security of postal workers is a top priority of the US Postal Inspection Service.”

Anyone with information should call Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS.

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