TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a postal worker was shot while on his mail route in Alabama.
Al.com reports that the carrier was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tarrant, a suburb of Birmingham.
Police and witnesses say the mailman had just hand-delivered mail to a resident and had walked back to his truck when the gunfire happened.
They say a car pulled up and someone opened fire, shattering the window of his truck.
Police say the wounded carrier got out of his truck and ran to nearby homes to get help.
He was taken to UAB Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.