USPS Worker in Critical Condition After Being Shot 4 Times in Chicago: Officials

USPS Worker in Critical Condition After Being Shot 4 Times in Chicago: Officials
A mailman wearing a mask and gloves to protect himself and others from COVID-19, loads a postal truck with packages at a United States Postal Service (USPS) post office location in Washington, on April 16, 2020. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
Jack Phillips

A Chicago postal worker was shot four times as she was delivering mail, officials said on Thursday.

The 24-year-old woman was hit by shots fired from vehicles at around 11:30 a.m. in the South Side, officials told CBS Chicago.
Chicago Fire Department officials said she was critically injured, as reported by ABC7. The woman was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, fire officials said.

Police said that the USPS worker doesn’t appear to be the intended target of the suspects, and the alleged shooters were driving past her at a high rate of speed.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced it is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

“We’re asking help from the community; we know that the postal service is offering $50,000,” Chicago police Cmdr. Robert Rubio said.

The incident marks the second time a postal worker was shot in Chicago in 2020. In March, a 47-year-old USPS employee was shot in the cheek as he delivered mail on the Southwest Side, reported the Chicago Tribune.

“I just hope that she pulls through,” said postal worker Sarah Owens, according to CBS Chicago. “I’m actually scared to even go back to my route because my route is right near hers, and I’ve heard that it’s a turf war going on over there.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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