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Report: Postal worker shot, killed while on the job outside Atlanta

ATLANTA — Authorities say a postal worker was shot and killed outside Atlanta.

Authorities say the victim was a woman, but have released no other details about her. The shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Monday in the back loading area of a post office in Decatur, about one mile southeast of Atlanta, reports CBS affiliate WGCL. The victim was shot in the head and later died at a nearby hospital.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rick Badie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that postal inspectors are investigating the Monday night shooting, which occurred in DeKalb County. 

Police are searching for a suspect.

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