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Postal worker fatally shot while on duty in Milwaukee

The 44-year-old male victim was a United States postal carrier for over 18 years, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
The 5000 block of North 65th in Milwaukee.
The 5000 block of North 65th in Milwaukee.Google Maps

A postal worker was fatally shot while out delivering mail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, according to a news release.

The Milwaukee Police Department responded to the 5000 block of North 65th street at around 5:59 p.m. and found a 44-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

Police did not identify the victim, but said he "was an on duty United States postal carrier with over 18 years of service."

"The Milwaukee Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the victim's family and to the USPS for the loss of their member," the department said in a statement.

The United States Postal Inspection Service says they are leading the investigation into the 44-year-old's death with help from local law enforcement.

"The safety and security of postal employees is a top priority of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service," the agency said in a statement. "To protect the integrity of the investigation, no further details will be provided at this time."

The FBI is also assisting in the investigation, according to police, but declined requests for comment.