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Mail carrier shot in Cahokia

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

CAHOKIA, Il ( --  Police officers and postal inspectors are on the scene of a shooting in Cahokia.

Tuesday afternoon,  a male mail carrier was shot the ankle during his route on Richard Drive. The mail carrier was transported to an area hospital. The shot reportedly went clean through his ankle.

The victim has worked the route for more than 20 years. Police believe he was hit by a stray bullet from a conflict elsewhere in the neighborhood.  

The mailcarrier's truck and mail have been secured and investigators have begun searching for a suspect. 

The victim was released from the hospital Tuesday. 

News 4 is on the scene and will bring you updates as more information becomes available. 

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