Two postal workers are killed by colleague at sorting facility before gunman shoots self dead

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Two US Postal Service workers have been shot dead Tuesday by a co-worker at a sorting facility in Memphis, before the gunman killed themselves with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.




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US Postal Inspector Susan Link stated the postal workers have been discovered dead after the capturing at the East Lamar Carrier Annex, a facility solely used by postal service workers, within the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis. 



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FBI spokesperson Lisa-Ann Culp stated that the capturing was carried out by a 3rd postal service employee, who then shot themselves dead. 

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The identification of the shooter has but to be launched by authorities.  



The victims have been named by Fox-affiliate WHBQ as 37-year-old Demetria Dortch, a mom of two, and USPS supervisor James Wilson.  

One of the victims was named as 37-year-old Demetria Dortch, a mother of two

One of the victims was named as 37-year-old Demetria Dortch, a mom of two

The street leading to the East Lamar Carrier Annex complex in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Tennessee was blocked off by police following the shooting as the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and other federal authorities carried out an investigation

The road resulting in the East Lamar Carrier Annex advanced within the Orange Mound neighborhood of Tennessee was blocked off by police following the capturing because the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and different federal authorities carried out an investigation

Wilson’s cousin, Roxanne Rogers, informed the Commercial Appeal: ‘He was an excellent man. An excellent man. The greatest man you’d ever need to be round.’ 

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Dortch’s father, Steven S. Dorch, Jr, informed WHBQ: ‘She was an excellent mom to all of her children. 

‘She was a hardworking younger girl, at all times has been. She was hardworking and decided.’

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Dortch had started as a short lived employee and labored her method as much as supervisor.

Laquita Benjamin, President of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, informed WHBQ that the shooter didn’t work at the facility, however was there on task.

The road resulting in the advanced was blocked off by police following the capturing because the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and different federal authorities carried out an investigation.

A family member of one of the two victims is pictured waiting with Memphis Police Department officers outside of the post office after the shooting

A member of the family of one of many two victims is pictured ready with Memphis Police Department officers outdoors of the submit workplace after the capturing

The scene was blocked off with yellow crime scene tape and barricades - some cars slowed down as they drove past police and reporters. The Memphis Police Department reported the incident via Twitter at nearly 4 pm today

The scene was blocked off with yellow crime scene tape and barricades – some vehicles slowed down as they drove previous police and reporters. The Memphis Police Department reported the incident by way of Twitter at practically 4 pm in the present day

Family members of the 2 victims have been seen ready outdoors of the constructing with police.

A white four-door automotive was towed away from the scene – it was unclear who the car belonged to. 

‘The Postal Service is saddened at the occasion that passed off in the present day in Memphis,’ USPS stated in a press release.

‘Our ideas are with the members of the family, buddies and coworkers of the people concerned. The Postal Service shall be offering sources to all workers at the East Lamar Carrier Annex within the coming days and weeks.’

'The Postal Service is saddened at the event that took place today in Memphis,' USPS said in a statement. Pictured is a police officer allowing a police vehicle to pass under yellow crime scene tape in front of the Orange Mound post office

‘The Postal Service is saddened at the occasion that passed off in the present day in Memphis,’ USPS stated in a press release. Pictured is a police officer permitting a police car to cross underneath yellow crime scene tape in entrance of the Orange Mound submit workplace

This is the third high-profile capturing to happen in or close to Memphis inside the previous couple of weeks

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The franchise proprietor of a sushi counter inside a Kroger grocery retailer within the suburb of Colierville fatally shot dead Olivia King, and wounded 14 others before killing himself on September 23, investigators stated. 

Every week later, a teenage boy was shot and critically wounded inside a Memphis college, and police detained a second boy believed to be the shooter. 

Congressman Steve Cohen, a Memphis Democrat, known as the submit workplace ‘the latest website of gun violence’ within the Memphis space. 

‘Today’s capturing at the postal facility in Orange Mound is yet one more instance of why I’m involved that too many weapons are on the market and in possession of people that aren’t capable of management their anger,’ he wrote. 

‘I categorical my profound condolences to all these affected by this horrible occasion. 

On October 8, 2010, two postal service workers have been shot dead throughout a theft at a submit workplace within the rural city of Henning, situated about 50 miles north of Memphis. 

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That submit workplace was named in honor of slain workers Paula Robinson and Judy Spray final week. 



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