A US Postal Service worker opened fire at a mail sorting facility in Memphis killing two colleagues before turning the gun on himself Tuesday.
Those involved were identified by relatives as a supervisor, a manager, and a temporarily assigned letter carrier though it remains unclear who shot the others.
“You can’t just relate it to the postal service because you have school shootings, store shootings, you have shootings all over,” President of the local Association of Postal Supervisors Laquita Benjamin told reporters.
A cousin of the fallen manager identified him as James Wilson, a “humble soul and one of the nicest supervising managers you could ever wish there was.”
Witness Floyd Norman said that he was controlling his vehicle across the street from the East Lamar Carrier Annex when he heard commotion.
“I heard people screaming and hollering, and that’s when I saw the police come up. It’s just a lot of police, running with shotguns. I’ve never seen nothing like that around here.”