Post office shooting in Henning, Tennessee

Chevy Malibu

Police are searching for two men in a maroon Chevrolet Malibu. Image: Wikimedia Commons

In Henning, Tenn., there has been a post office shooting. The post office shooting reportedly killed two employees, but details are still trickling in. The U.S. Postal Service has not confirmed anything other than that there was an incident.

Henning post office shooting

As reported by WMCTV, there was a post office shooting about 9 a.m. Monday morning. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department has reported that two employees were killed. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has said it will be sending investigators to assist in the investigation. No motive, weapon or suspect has been named yet. Investigators have said they are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Malibu with two men inside.

Two killed in Henning post office shooting

According to reports from multiple sources, the post office shooting killed two female employees. The U.S. Postal Service has confirmed that there was an incident in the Henning Post Office, but no other official statements have been released. One witness has said the post office shooting happened during a robbery attempt. Witnesses are being interviewed by law enforcement officials. As reports continue to trickle in, officials will release information.

FBI to be involved in post office shooting investigation

Though the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will be investigating the event, the FBI has also said it will have a hand in it. Because the post office shooting happened in a post office, which is a federal building, it could be considered a federal crime. If and when the individuals responsible for the post office shooting are caught, there are several crimes they could be charged with. Pre-meditated murder would be the first, among many others that could carry life sentences or worse.


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