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SHREVEPORT, La. – A U.S. postal worker died Saturday after he was shot multiple times while on his mail route, the Shreveport Police Department confirmed.
The identity of the victim has not been released as of Saturday afternoon.
The shooting occurred outside of town homes around 11:20 a.m., police said.
“We do believe that he was actively serving as a mailman during the time he was shot,” Detective Angie Willhite told The Times.
The victim was shot multiple times in the upper body and was taken to an area hospital, but where he later died.
Police said they believe two suspects are involved in the shooting, but the names of the suspects have not been released. The suspects are not in custody.
A Postal Service investigator has become involved in the case, police said.
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