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Police Investigating After Postal Worker Shot at in Florida City

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Authorities are investigating after a U.S. Postal worker was shot at in Florida City Monday.

The shooting happened in the area of the 600 block of Northwest 6th Street.

U.S. postal Inspection Service officials confirmed that the worker was shot at but wasn't injured.

Officials said the female mail carrier was delivering mail in the area when someone started shooting at her around 1:30 p.m.

The woman saw someone in a building in an upstairs window with a rifle and went back to her truck and started to drive away, officials said.

At least one bullet hit her vehicle, piercing the rear bumper, officials said.

The shooting was random and there was no confrontation leading up to the gunfire, officials said.

Aerial footage showed multiple Miami-Dade police officers in the area.

Authorities are investigating after a U.S. Postal worker was shot at in Florida City Monday. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports

The suspect reportedly barricaded himself but later surrendered without incident. His identity wasn't released.

"The carrier left immediately as soon as she felt that she was in danger which is what we train all of our carriers to do," USPS's Blanca Alvarez said. "They need to be aware of their surroundings and if they feel they are in danger first thing they need to do is leave the scene and call police or supervisor . She did exactly what she needed to do and that's why she is safe and unharmed."

A neighbor told NBC 6 that the same gunman had pointed a gun at her daughter earlier Monday and said he wanted to kill people. The woman said she didn't call police but investigators took her statement.

No other information was immediately known.

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