HENNING, Tenn. — Two post office workers were killed Monday in a shooting at a post office in West Tennessee during a possible robbery attempt, authorities said.
The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department said two female employees were killed around 8:30 a.m local time in what may have been a robbery at the Henning post office.
Officers are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Malibu with two men inside. The state Highway Patrol told NBC News that the suspects were still on the run and presumed armed and dangerous.
A third postal employee reportedly escaped unharmed.
The FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are helping the postal service investigate.
Henning, about 45 miles northeast of Memphis, is best known as having been the hometown of “Roots” author Alex Haley.
PostalReporter.com: One employee, Paula Robinson was a retail (window) clerk and the other, Judy Spray was a rural carrier associate. The other employee is a rural carrier . The Postmaster is Billy J. Green.
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