USPS employee shot dead in Virginia, another Postal Service worker attacked in less than a week

A US postal worker was shot and critically wounded in Virginia on Monday.

According to WUSA9, the shooting occurred in the 3500 block of Buffalo Court in Woodbridge.

The employee said there were “serious” but non-fatal injuries, the outlet said. Prince William County Police reported that the suspect was a black male who wore a light-colored shirt, dark pants and no shoes.

It is unclear what prompted the shooting, but the incident came to light after another USS employee was shot and seriously injured in Chicago.

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The US Postal Inspection Service is currently offering up to $ 50,000 in awards for information on the arrest and conviction of a suspect in that shooting.

For weeks, controversy has increased about the USPS and its activities ahead of the upcoming elections. Police said it did not appear that according to Channel 3000, the Chicago victim was targeted.

USPS did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.