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In brief: Postal worker killed while delivering mail

LANDOVER, Md. – A postal worker was shot to death while delivering mail about 10 miles from the nation’s capital, police said.

Police found Tyson Jerome Barnette, 26, dead from apparent gunshot wounds after a call to a Landover street.

It’s rare for a postal worker to be killed while delivering mail, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said. A postal worker was killed north of Houston in May and in 2010, a deliveryman in Miami was shot to death.

Five shot in home; suspect wanted

TULSA, Okla. – Four people were killed and a fifth person was hospitalized after being shot in a Tulsa residence, police said Sunday.

The victims were shot by a lone gunman at close range Saturday night, police said, and officers are seeking a suspect.

Police said a shooting involving multiple victims was reported to authorities about 7 p.m. Investigators said the home had been the scene of several drug arrests.

Capt. Dave Roberts said the investigation had yet to reveal a motive. There is an indication that the suspect might have known the victims.

Police said the home had been the scene of several drug arrests within the last year, including at least five occasions where officers were called to the location.


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