HOUSTON, Texas — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was shot as he was delivering mail early Saturday afternoon in a Spring Branch Woods neighborhood.
Neighbors on Cedardale St. said they heard four gunshots. No one directly witnessed the shooting, but when they looked out their windows, they said they saw the carrier trying to drag himself along the sidewalk.
“He had blood on his back,” said one woman who asked she not be identified. “He was calling for help and told us he couldn’t feel his legs.”
He was still conscious, according to neighbors who came to his aid. Houston police investigators said the victim was shot twice, once in the back and once in the lower abdomen.
He was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn’t known Saturday evening.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering up to a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with that information can call 877-876-2455.