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Update: Dec. 4, 5:17 p.m.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, says it has been requested to conduct the investigation into the Lovettsville shooting in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.  

Here is the full press release from the sheriff's office:
 
"The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting this morning that occurred in the parking lot of a United States Post Office in Lovettsville and involved a federal officer.
 
The shooting occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the 10 block of N. Church Street. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) confirmed that a USPS OIG special agent was involved in an agent involved shooting which resulted in the agent discharging his firearm and shooting a Postal Service employee. The Postal Service employee was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
 
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has been requested to conduct the investigation into the circumstances of the shooting in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG).   
 
As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are being released at this time."
 
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Update: Dec. 4, 12:34 p.m.

Two federal government workers were involved in this morning's shooting at a Lovettsville post office.

"The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) can confirm that an OIG special agent was involved in a critical incident, which resulted in the agent discharging his firearm and shooting a Postal Service employee," an OIG statement reads. "The Post Service employee was transported to a local hospital. This is an ongoing investigation and no further details can be released at this time."

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Update: Dec. 4, 12:09 p.m.

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General says one of the people involved in this morning's shooting in Lovettsville was a special agent with the postal service.

It appears that agent was the person transported to a local hospital following the incident, but the Times-Mirror is working to verify that information.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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Original report: Dec. 4, 11:11 a.m.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred this morning in the parking lot of the United States Postal Service in Lovettsville.

Deputies received reports of the incident shortly after 9 a.m. and reported to the post office at 15 N. Church St., LCSO officials told the Times-Mirror.

One male victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which authorities described as "non-life threatening."

The suspect, a man, reportedly remained on the scene and is currently cooperating with authorities, according to the LCSO.

According to a post on the Town of Lovettsville Facebook page, the scene is secure and there is no threat to the public at this time.

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This is a Times-Mirror news alert. Check back to LoudounTimes.com for more information as it becomes available.

(9) comments

More Cowbell

Sounds like someone was confronted about stealing US mail and made threat to the agent.

amerigirl

I wonder if we will ever get the real story of what happened.

Locojrt

Duh! Living in Loudoun and watching my taxes do stupid things makes me want to "go postal" on a daily basis!

CindyLou

So a postal worker went postal on another postal worker? And the rest of the story is??? As Elmer Fudd would say....."There's something screwy going on awound here"

Agent Barney Fife I'm guessing

Chris McHale

With all the federal agencies in our area, why put the burden on LCSO?

Locojrt

To justify their existence.

WesternSky

Yikes

tolerantleft

Time to take the guns away from the special agents.

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