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Milwaukee postman shot, killed on the job after 18 years of service

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An investigation is underway in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after a veteran mailman was fatally shot on the job Friday night.

Milwaukee Police said officers responded to reports of an injured person in the 5000 block of N. 65th Street around 5:59 p.m.

Police say the victim died at the scene from a gunshot wound.

The victim was later identified as a 44-year-old man who was on duty for the United States Postal Service. His name has not been released, but police say he has worked for the USPS for more than 18 years.

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A Milwaukee police cruiser waits outside a crime scene.

According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, the United States Postal Inspection Service also confirmed the victim was a mailman.

“That’s the most devastating part — like, we get up every day to go to work to support our families,” neighbor Jeff Brown told the outlet. “Is it really that bad that we have to look over our shoulders to go and support our families?”

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A satellite image shows the intersection where a postal worker was shot on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, according to Milwaukee police.

A satellite image shows the intersection where a postal worker was shot on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, according to Milwaukee police.
(Milwaukee Police Department/Twitter)

Police said it is not known what led to the shooting, but the incident is under active investigation. The United States Postal Inspection Service and the FBI are assisting the Milwaukee police in this case.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson issued the following statement hours after the shooting:

“The shooting death of a Milwaukee postal worker is alarming. My thoughts are with the family and co-workers of the victim. The postal worker involved in this homicide was a government official, which makes this crime even more disturbing. Criminals responsible for the death and injury in our city must be held accountable, and to do so, anyone with information about this crime, or another serious crime in Milwaukee, should come forward.

As of Friday evening, there were no known suspects and no one was in custody.

“The Milwaukee Police Department sends its sincere condolences to the victim’s family and to the USPS on the loss of their member,” the department said in a news release.

US Postal Service trucks are parked at the post office.  A postal worker was fatally shot Friday night while delivering mail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

US Postal Service trucks are parked at the post office. A postal worker was fatally shot Friday night while delivering mail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call MPD at 414-935-7360. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or through the P3 Tips app.

The USPS did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for a statement.

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