A longtime postal employee was shot and killed alongside an interstate in a suburb of Chicago — only a few miles from the place one other capturing wounded three folks solely hours earlier than, police mentioned.
The Postal Service mentioned Tamara Clayton-Shelton had been employed with the company since 1993 and was a mail handler on the Chicago Worldwide Army Service Heart facility.
State police mentioned Clayton-Shelton, 55, was alone in a automotive when she was shot round 10 p.m. Monday on northbound Interstate 57 close to Oak Forest, simply south of Chicago. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
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Police who responded to the scene initially believed it to be a single-vehicle crash earlier than discovering Clayton-Shelton with an obvious gunshot wound.
The Postal Service mentioned in a press release it was “deeply saddened on listening to of this tragedy” and supplied its prayers to Clayton-Shelton’s household.
The capturing occurred about six hours after a 38-year-old man was critically wounded in a capturing a number of miles away on I-57 close to Calumet Park. Police mentioned 15- and 12-year-old boys had been additionally shot and wounded in that incident. Each are in secure situation.
An 8-year-old lady in the identical car wasn’t shot however was additionally taken to a hospital.
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A police spokesman on Tuesday declined to say whether or not investigators consider the shootings are linked, saying officers “have come to no conclusions.”
Further info was not instantly out there.
The Related Press contributed to this report.