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Close-knit neighbors concerned over friendly mail carrier shooting

Neighbors are concerned after their mail carrier was shot during his route Wednesday morning. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Neighbors are concerned after their mail carrier was shot during his route Wednesday morning. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Neighbors are concerned after their mail carrier was shot during his route Wednesday morning.

They said the carrier, whose name has not been released, has been delivering mail along Dearborn Avenue for several years and is always friendly, respectful and consistent.
 
The mail carrier parks in front of Bernard Moore’s house every day before he starts his route.
 
“He's a friendly guy, a hardworker and always got something nice to say,” Moore said. “One of my neighbors came out and told me the mailman got shot and I said ‘what? The mailman? Of all things?’”

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Moore said he’s concerned for the mail carrier who has become a friend to many neighbors on the close knit street. But his concern extends to his own family too, especially his 5-year-old daughter who often plays outside.

“It's very terrible. It's scary for me and my daughter,” Moore said. “I just want her to be safe and to go outside and play without the fear of being shot.”
   
Moore added, “I don't want anything to happen to her, but for it to be this close to home and our mailman, someone we trust and believe in, what would they do to me or her?”

Police said the mail carrier was shot several times. The crime is a federal offense. They’re hoping the suspect is caught soon.
 
“For someone to live in their home and live in fear. It’s not right,” Moore said.

The victim was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who shot the letter carrier Wednesday morning.
 
LMPD said witnesses may have spotted a white sedan in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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