A woman is seriously injured after being shot outside a US Postal Service facility in northeast DC, and a postal worker is in custody, authorities say.
The woman was shot in the parking lot of the Joseph Curseen Jr. and Thomas Morris Jr. Processing and Distribution Center in the 900 block of Brentwood Road NE, DC police said.
The victim and a postwoman argued in the parking lot around 9:30 a.m. The postman pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. The victim was shot several times.
The postwoman got into a car and the police launched a lookout in all neighborhoods to help find her. She was found a short distance from the facility and taken into custody. His name was not immediately released.
The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition. It was not immediately clear if she was also a postwoman.
A number of officials from the US Postal Inspection Service and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the scene.
The streets in the neighborhood are closed.
The postal facility, formerly known as the Brentwood Mail Processing Facility, has been renamed to honor employees who died after being exposed to anthrax hidden in mail processed at the facility in the weeks since followed on September 11, 2001.
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