Postal worker shot on Chicago's West Side, officials say

Police confirmed to FOX 32 that a postal worker was shot Friday afternoon in Lawndale on Chicago's West Side.

Police sources say that a 38-year-old female postal worker was shot in the back while driving in the 3900 block of West Harrison in her work truck shortly before 4:30 p.m.

At least one bullet hole was found in a second vehicle, a Chevrolet, that was stopped behind the post office truck, the source said. 

Police were seen collecting shell casings on Lexington just east of Pulaski and also at a second spot along Pulaski near Polk.

All three scenes are believed to be connected.


It’s unknown if the postal worker was the intended target and where the gunshots came from.

Chicago police said the woman was in good condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital. 

On Saturday morning, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service told FOX 32 that postal inspectors are working alongside Chicago Police in the shooting investigation of an off-duty USPS employee. They did not provide any further details. 

There is also no information on any suspect or suspects involved.