Police are searching for shooters after US mail server shot at Elk Grove Village


An American mail server was shot in Elk Grove Village Monday night and police are now searching for the shooter.

Elk Grove Village police said the post worker was driving east on Brantwood Avenue near Smethwick Lane around 6pm Monday night when he was shot from a distance.

Postman could get out of the car and call for help, police said. A witness also came to help and called 911.

The postman was shot several times and was taken to Luther's general hospital for the treatment police said. He underwent surgery on Tuesday, and he is alert and his condition has stabilized.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark sports car running away from the scene right after the shooting.

Police are asking residents for security video recordings that may have taken the recording. Anyone with information is requested to contact Investigator McIntyre at 847-357-41[ads1]00.

Meanwhile, this is the first known shooting in Elk Grove Village in almost two years. The motive for the shooting is unclear.

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