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Female Mail Carrier SHOT | Chicago

Mail carrier shot, critically wounded on South Side The 24-year-old woman was delivering mail in the Burnside neighborhood.

A mail carrier was shot Thursday in the 9100 block of South Ellis Street. Google Maps A mail carrier was critically wounded by stray gunfire Thursday morning in the Burnside neighborhood, according to city officials.

The 24-year-old woman was delivering mail in the 9100 block of South Ellis Avenue when gunfire erupted from inside at least two vehicles speeding past, Chicago police said in a statement. She was struck in each leg and in the back of her head, police said. One gunshot entered her buttocks and ricocheted to her abdomen, CPD spokeswoman Karie James said. Investigators believe she was not the intended target, James said. Paramedics responded about 11:40 a.m. and took her to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said. U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman Sylvia Carrier confirmed the woman was an on-duty USPS employee. USPS is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter. She is the second USPS employee shot on the job in Chicago this year.

Reports came in that’s she is stable and is expected to have a speedy recover.

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