A U. S. Postal Worker was killed in a shooting on a highway in the vicinity of the center of Dallas.
A post-driver was shot dead early Monday on a highway in the vicinity of the center of Dallas, the officials said.
The Dallas Police Department said in a news release the shooting happened around 2:20 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 near the intersection with Interstate 35E.
When authorities arrived on the scene, they found the employee dead in the cab of a truck that was riddled with bullets, according to FOX4.
Tow truck about to remove riddled with bullets @USPS mail truck from the mix master ramp. Driver shot to death. Suspect may be on loose. Waiting on @DallasPD for more info. For now EB I-30 ramp to continue east or to go SB I-35E will be closed. @GoodDayFox4 pic.twitter.com/9ZwEpTjWn8
— saul garza (@Saulgarzafox4) February 19, 2018
MASKED GUNMAN SHOOTS 4, INCLUDING 6-YEAR-OLD, OUTSIDE TEXAS ROADHOUSE IN SAN ANTONIO
Dallas Police closed a section of the highway for several hours to investigate the shooting, unloading the mail truck, and drag it away from the scene.
Eastbound I-30’s will be down to one lane from Sylvan Avenue to Commerce Street and Colorado Blvd exits through the police activity. At this time, the ramp to Texarkana in the south and east Waco are closed. You will find alternative routes.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) February 19, 2018
In a separate incident earlier this month, authorities said a Dallas Police squad car was shot at around 2:10 pm on Feb. 8 about a mile from the shooting on Monday.
“At this point in the investigation there is no evidence that these two crimes,” said the police.
The Dallas Police Department and the United States Postal Inspectors to investigate the shooting and ask anyone with information to contact them.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed