Neighbors react to postal worker shooting

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ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)– A rural postal worker is shot Thursday in Attala County and remains in critical condition. ​​

The events have shaken the neighbors along Highway 35 ​in Attala County. A postal worker was just doing her job ​when she was critically hurt. ​
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Witnesses gave us a picture they say shows the suspect’s car on Highway 35 after he was taken into custody and onto​ the hospital for shooting a postal worker.​
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“We have one female postal worker that was a rural mail carrier that had been shot,” said Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail. “She had ​been carried to UMMC in Jackson where she is in critical condition we also have the subject ​in custody he’s in UMMC in Jackson.”​

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is also looking into an officer-involved shooting. Friends are asking for prayers for the postal worker. ​

“We understand he was attempting to pull ​her over and he was using his car to pull her over, pull women over and he tried to abduct one​
from Kosciusko earlier,” said Teresa Perry.​

Perry says she is taking extra precaution even walking to her mailbox. ​

“I don’t walk down here without being armed” ​

Now the feds are also involved. ​
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“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is aware of the shooting that involved a Postal Service employee.  The safety and well-being of Postal Service employees is a top priority for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service,” said United States Postal Inspector Tony Robinson.

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