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U.S. Postal Inspectors return to scene of shooting, reward offered for information

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Postal Inspectors are hoping money will motivate someone to come forward with answers in the shooting of a local mail carrier.

On Thursday, several postal inspectors left the office and returned to the scene of the crime with a flier. And people who live there hope it will lead to an arrest.

"We walked him up here, and he sat here," said Kamau Chukwueneka, who helped the victim.

Chukwueneka may have helped save his mailman's life. That's after someone shot the mail carrier in the face on Wednesday morning.

"I hope that whoever actually did see the individual actually does speak up and say something," Chukwueneka said.

U.S. postal inspectors return to the scene hoping for the same.

"Hi, Ma'am, U.S. postal inspector, I was wondering if I could have a word with you about the reward that we are offering for information about the carrier shooting," asked Adel Valdes, U.S. Postal Inspector.

Valdes was one of four U.S. postal inspectors going door to door on Dearborn Avenue in West Louisville on Thursday.  They're were not handing out mail, but they did have a special delivery.

"It is a very important delivery for us to get this to the houses and to get this to the people in Louisville that would have information that would help us," he explained.

The inspectors are handing out a flier about a reward in the case.

"We're offering $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals involved in the shooting of the postal carrier," said Valdes.

Right now, there are no suspects, however, inspectors said any tip -- big or small -- could help.

"Let us decide what's important, so, anything that you have, anything that you saw and heard, please, go ahead and call our 877 number and let us know," Valdes said.

The number is 877-876-2455.

"Hopefully if somebody did see more than I did, please say," said Kamau Chukwueneka.

Chukwueneka did not see the shooter, but he believes the victim did.

"He just kept saying, I know who actually was the shooter," said Chukwueneka. "He actually said the guys name."

The mail carrier was recovering in the hospital Thursday.

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