USPS employee shot during attempted carjacking

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A postal service worker in Memphis was shot Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

The shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection of Overton Crossing Street and Frayser Boulevard.

USPS said a supervisor was on the way to help a mail carrier who had broken down when he became the victim of an attempted carjacking. The injured supervisor was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

The shooter(s) drove off in a silver Acura TL.

"It is a random event. We haven't seen anything like this in Memphis," Postal Inspector Gregory Newberry said. "It's still an ongoing investigation into the motive, but it is rather unusual."

USPS is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the criminal(s).

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