UPDATE: Postal worker shot while delivering mail in Tarrant released from hospital

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The postal worker shot while delivering mail Wednesday has been released from the hospital as of Thursday morning, according to USPS affiliate Debbie Fetterly.

The U.S. Postal Inspector Service is continuing their investigation with Inspector Tony Robinson.

ORIGINAL: A United State Postal Service worker was shot while delivering mail in a Tarrant neighborhood Wednesday, according to USPS Inspector Tony Robinson.

The mail courier is in stable condition at a hospital, Robinson told CBS 42. Very little information is available, and the USPS is offering a $50,000 reward for any information lading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

“This is a standing award and is always available in situations like these or others when mail carriers are harmed and hurt in our communities,” Robinson said.

Mayor Wayman Newton said that he believes someone was intentionally shooting at the postman.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to reach out to local law enforcement agencies or to the U.S. Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455 or online here.

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