October 18th, 2010
11:35 AM ET

Two fatally shot at Tennessee post office, police say

[Updated at 12:02 p.m.] A Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office dispatcher tells CNN that two women, both postal workers, were killed in the Henning shooting.

[Updated at 11:30 a.m.] Two people were killed Monday at the post office in Henning, Tennessee, the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office said.

Local and state police are on the scene with the FBI.

The sheriff's office would not confirm there was a shooting, but CNN affiliate WMC-TV in Memphis reported two female victims were killed in a shooting that was reported to police about 9 a.m.

Henning is located about 50 miles northeast of Memphis.

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  1. Stupid posters in here

    Drunk drivers kill more than this incident, so let's take away cars! Heck, lions are known killers, so let's take away zoos! You antigun folks are redicuous.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • cavemanstyle

      It's not that simple. Human behavior can only be controlled by strategic deterrances. Example. Railroad crossing. People fly over the dangerous crossing until finally one day, someone gets slammed by a train. Result, railroad crossing arms get installed with warning lights. Even this doesn't prevent impatient people from crossing when a train is coming, so then.. the impatience becomes stupidy, and someone crosses the tracks regardless of the arms being down. Death occurs once again. However, in this case.. we did make a healthy attempt to stop the ignorant from killing themselves. We can only do what we can to stop human behavior. The last restort in this situation, is to redesign the arms to completely cross the road, so that it makes crossing the tracks completely impossible. That is what I call, strategic deterrance. In this case, the armed guard is the deterrant. Same logic and principle behind the situation.

      October 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Moe Guns

      Cars aren't the problem, its the alcohol you consume before you get in the car. So that is why Bars and Clubs are supposed to moderate alcohol consumption just as we should have greater restrictions on gun possession. Too often we lose context.

      October 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. brenda

    With the number of people needing work. I say hire guards at post offices like they do at banks. There is a lot of money there and I'd like to feel safe if I have to go there for something that I shouldn't have to die to do.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ken

    Many workers at the Post Office are BARELY qualified to do what they do, and it's an entry level job for Pete's sake. They have NO customer service skills. They purposely move SLOW. They are RUDE. They don't CARE. At my Post Office, you can hear the letter carriers telling dirty jokes behind the wall, while they sort mail. I think they believe they can act however they want because they are UNION. Management at the Post Office really needs to train these idiots, or get rid of them. I'm not condoning the shooting though. These are also idiots with guns............SAD.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guester

      What does that have to do with the murder of two women?

      October 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrrusss

      Thanks for displaying what kind of moron is always duped into criticizing unions.

      October 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joy

      Wow! What a really closed-minded statement! I feel sorry for you if that's truly how you feel.

      October 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Randall

    Guns in America...killings in America... day and night.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Igor Kanin

    Question – to all who want to restrict gun ownership
    How will you take guns away from criminals?...
    and what will it be after guns? knives, crawbars, stones, rolled up newspapers?

    October 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • PS

      Any day I will have a guy chase me down with a rolled up newspaper! Take away guns from people ....good or bad!

      October 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guester

      The same way every other civilized country does outside of the US.

      October 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. turntexblue

    Lets take all the guns from the teabags,Raygun let them out of the nuthouse and they started inbreeding again,hahaha.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      By your educated writing...I'm guessing you are one of those..."left behind"....

      October 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NetNinja

    Ok here we go with the banning of guns again.

    Teach your children well and teach them tolerance and maybe we wouldn't have nutjobs running arround shooting people. We are turning into a society of inconsiderate people. There was a case where a man who swung open a door and almost hit a child and the woman told the man he should be careful and hence the man decided to beat on the woman.

    I love one poster who said "Isn't it illegal to carry a gun into a post office?"

    Like the law has some magical effect that would protect the postal workers. I love the signs arround a school that say "This is a drug free zone" like that's going to stop anyone who wants to do drugs.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Craig

    Talkin about going postal

    October 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gh789

    Killers were driving a maroon Chevy Malibu. Say about an '84 model with 20" rims?

    October 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jlogic

    To the posters who keep saying "ban guns, and any idiot can own a gun" are misinformed people. Depending on the state it can be hard to own a gun but that is not even the point. Places that have ban on guns such as DC and up until recently Chicago have had some of the highest murder rates in the country... Lets move over seas where people dont have access to guns... Do you remember like a year ago where people were going into schools and killing people with knives and hatchets???? Do you want to ban those too? My point is if people want to do bad they are going to do bad no matter what law is in place... A law is only as good if someone is going to use it.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Moe Guns

      And why do you think they increased the restrictions in Chicago and DC? It wasn't revise the law and then more people were getting murdered. It was to counteract a problem they already had. Again I'll take my chances with a knife any-day, guns are for cowards.

      October 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Moe Guns

      Also i think you can walk in a Bar as well as I think Church in TN with a gun.

      I am so surprised these things happen in what seems to be such a safe place?

      I mean what is safer then drinking mind altering drugs with a 9mm in your pocket?

      October 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cavemanstyle

    What part of "creating U.S. jobs" don't you guys get here. How many post offices in the U.S.? .. That right there is 8 full hours a day for someone times how many post offices there are. Don't tell me the USPS is broke either, they can afford that type of security.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      Go have another drink on the working mans dollar!!!! You're incoherent and make zero sense! Perhaps you want to talk when you've actually educated yourself on topics of discussion.....

      October 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ulysses

    Murder-sucide? Let's wait for more info you jerks.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pragma

    What is it about postal workers and people going bunkers!!?? That must be the crappiest job ever!
    I must shoot someone at my fir- not, not really.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bill

    Just in over local news channel. Two female employees had gunfight over boyfriend delivery truck driver. Driver was out making deliveries.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Boom stick

    Guess we don't have to worry about downsizing that office.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      You're SICK!!! You would feel differently if it was someone you loved, but then again, anybody as heartless as you probably doesn't know that emotion.....

      October 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
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