Mail delivery vehicles parked outside a post office in Boys Town, Neb., on Aug. 18, 2020. (Nati Harnik / AP)
UPDATED 11:23 AM PT – Saturday, October 17, 2020
A drive-by shooting critically wounded a U.S. Postal Service worker in Chicago.
According to reports on Thursday, a mail carrier was shot in both her legs, stomach and back of the head while working on the south side of Chicago. The 24-year-old victim was rushed to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.
“I just hope that she pulls through,” said the victim’s coworker Sarah Owens. “I’m actually scared to even go back to my route because my route is right near hers and I heard it’s a turf war going on over there.”
Authorities do not believe the mail carrier was the intended target. Officials continue to search for the vehicle and suspects involved in the shooting offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.