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Crime Police investigating shooting at post office in Memphis

00:16  13 october  2021
00:16  13 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police investigated a shooting Tuesday at a post office in an historic neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the third high-profile shooting in the region in weeks.

Officers allow a police vehicle to pass under yellow crime scene tape on a street in front of the post office in Memphis. Police said they are investigating a shooting at the post office in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz) © Provided by Associated Press Officers allow a police vehicle to pass under yellow crime scene tape on a street in front of the post office in Memphis. Police said they are investigating a shooting at the post office in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

The shooting occurred at the post office branch in the Orange Mound neighborhood, southeast of downtown Memphis, but authorities did not immediately release any details.

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— Memphis Police said they are investigating a critical shooting in South Memphis . Memphis Police said an adult male victim was not on the scene but arrived at Regional One Hospital by private vehicle and is listed in critical condition. MPD said at this time there is not any suspect information to give.

MEMPHIS , Tenn. – – A busy grocery store parking lot became the scene of a deadly shooting Monday. Police say several men with guns came up to a man at the Kroger gas station on Poplar near Kirby and tried to take his white Mercedes SUV. Investigators say the Mercedes’ owner then grabbed his own The second man who was shot is expected to survive but investigators haven’t said what happened to the other men who allegedly tried to steal the Mercedes. Police say the vehicle owner who opened fire wasn’t hurt. It’s currently unclear if he’ll face any charges. WREG has learned he’s being represented

The street leading to the post office was blocked by police Tuesday afternoon. Federal authorities were also on the scene.

It comes after other shootings in the Memphis area in recent weeks have raised concerns. The franchise owner of a sushi counter inside a Kroger grocery store fatally shot one person and wounded 14 others before killing himself on Sept. 23, investigators said. A week later, a teenage boy was shot and critically wounded inside a Memphis school and police detained a second boy believed to be the shooter.

On Oct. 18, 2010, two mail workers were fatally shot during a robbery at a post office in the rural West Tennessee town of Henning. The post office was named in honor of the slain employees last week.

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