Posted by on July 7, 2017 2:59 pm
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Categories: Bay Area + California

(BANT) – A female U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was shot in East Oakland this afternoon but is in stable condition at a local hospital, according to a U.S. postal official.

The shooting occurred near the corner of Bancroft and Avenal avenues shortly after noon today, Postal Service spokesman Augustine Ruiz said.

It appears that the shooting was unrelated to the woman’s job and that she was delivering mail when she was struck by gunfire, U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokesman Jeff Fitch said.

The Postal Inspection Service is assisting the Oakland Police Department in investigating the shooting, Fitch said.