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The Latest: Postal worker among 4 shot on Illinois freeway

February 05, 2019 - 12:05 PM

OAK FOREST, Ill. - The Latest on shootings along an interstate in suburban Chicago (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

The U.S. Postal Service says a woman who was fatally shot along an interstate in suburban Chicago was a longtime postal worker.

The woman was shot Monday evening, several hours after a separate shooting along the same freeway wounded a man and two boys.

The Postal Service says Tamara Clayton-Shelton had been employed with the agency since 1993 and was a mail handler at the Chicago International Military Service Center facility.

The agency released a statement saying it's "deeply saddened on hearing of this tragedy" and is praying for her family.

Illinois State Police say the 55-year-old woman was alone in a car when she was shot around 10 p.m. Monday on northbound Interstate 57 near Oak Forest, just south of Chicago. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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11 a.m.

Police say a woman was fatally shot along an interstate in suburban Chicago several hours after a separate shooting along the same freeway wounded a man and two boys.

Illinois State Police say the 55-year-old woman was alone in a car when she was shot around 10 p.m. Monday on northbound Interstate 57 near Oak Forest, just south of Chicago. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting occurred about six hours after a 38-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting a few miles away on I-57 near Calumet Park. Police say 15- and 12-year-old boys were also shot and wounded. Both are in stable condition.

An 8-year-old girl in the vehicle wasn't shot but was also taken to a hospital.

A police spokesman on Tuesday declined to say whether investigators believe the shootings are linked, saying officers are investigating "and have come to no conclusions."

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