Prince William County police are searching for a gunman who shot a postal worker delivering mail Monday afternoon in Dale City.

The shooting happened about 4:45 p.m. in the 3500 block of Buffalo Court. The postal worker, a 28-year-old man, was delivering mail when a stranger approached and shot him in the lower body, county police spokesman Adam Beard said.

The shooter fled before police arrived. Officers rendered aid to the victim, who was flown by helicopter to an area hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

A police K-9 and helicopter with Fairfax County Police responded to search the for the suspect, who was not located. Inspectors from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service also responded to the scene.

The gunman was described as black, about 20 to 30 years old and 6 feet tall with a medium build. He wore a white shirt, black pants, no shoes and a blue surgical mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.

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fake_journalist

Are you freaking serious??? This is the future that Democrats want to turn America into!!!

derek005

Hey Fake, You are fine with Trump hiding the virus that has killed over 197,000 people? You are the problem by supporting Trump who has never said anything negative about Putin and who has insulted military members and Gold Star Families. You embarrass yourself on a daily basis with your lies and racism.

fake_journalist

You are like a broken record with the same old nonsense aren't you? After four years you still can't find a single thing to complain about, so you have to make stuff up. You are a very sad individual you know that?

Iwouldntgiveabean

Trump is a cuck. Manafort is a cuck. Stone is a cuck. It has been all been well-documented and is a quick Google search away.

What I find absolutely fascinating is the moral relativism that Republicans display. I mean, y'all are a buncha hypocrites who just flat out don't care about your fellow man. And derek005 isn't wrong and your claims are about as strong as a wet paper bag. You never provide factual evidence that can stand up to scrutiny and you resort to name-calling when the pressure is put on you or when you are called on your BS claims.

Cultured2014

US Marshal was also gunned down in Phoenix today as well...

Soily

This evil Democrat must have confused the postal service uniform for a cop uniform. These are exceedingly dumb (and evil) people .

Colonel Trautman

Another day, another shooting, the new norm in the Democrat infested Hoodbridge & Dale Sh**ty.

Brad.

"This is the future that Democrats want to turn America into!!!"

In case you haven't noticed, this is happening in the present in TRUMP'S America. If you're so concerned about the violence happening in today's society, why isn't HE doing anything about it? Don't deal in hypotheticals and your irrational fears about things that aren't going to happen. That's one of Trump's dog whistles to rally you simple minded, that things will go to hell under Biden, but things have already gone to hell under his watch. And guess what? If Trump is re-elected it will only get worse because he encourages and promotes violence to keep all you scared little lemmings in his pocket. [scared]

covid2021

This is like a husband who beats his wife blaming his wife for it all.

Iwouldntgiveabean

Kinda like what Trump did to his first wife, Ivana:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-wife-donald-trump-made-me-feel-violated-during-sex

danaragtop

why would any 1 be so stupid 2 think trump can or would invent this covid 19 ?? o cuz u have nothing better to do or whine about...

Iwouldntgiveabean

The issue at hand is a gross mismanagement of the pandemic. If you watched Trump's townhall last night, you would find that he kept deflecting his responsibility onto Biden...a guy who has been a private citizen for the last 4 years.

“Well, I do wear them when I have to and when I’m in hospitals and other locations,” Trump said. “But I will say this. They said at the Democrat convention they’re going to do a national mandate. They never did it, because they’ve checked out and they didn’t do it. And a good question is, you ask why Joe Biden ― they said we’re going to do a national mandate on masks.”

So now here is the situation at hand: The guy with the bigly brain ignores the fact that there is nothing stopping him from instituting a mask mandate now.

Think about that.

Sportsfan1

I'm not actually a Trump supporter but I can tell you his....the Democrats have started a society of chaos and violence. The reply about Trump saying negative things about the military is false that a reporter made up. Already, been in the correct news. Watch Tucker if you want to see the real people who are involved with the truth about what is happening. Not the crap media who is ran by the Democrates.

timt

"Watch Tucker..." [lol][lol][lol] Yea, there's a reputable source of information. Along with Hannity, the worst liars on TV. But then they just mirror their hero Trumpski.

Iwouldntgiveabean

Devils advocate: Let's say that you are right. Let's say that everything that is said about this administration is entirely made up.

You need to explain the pattern of behavior. This isnt just a one-off thing.

Trump knew since March 2020 that Russia paid bounties to kill American troops, yet has done nothing

May 2020, the White House attempted to end National Guard deployments one day before they could claim benefits

The Trump admin seized 5 million masks intended for VA hospitals. Kushner distributes these masks to private entities for a fee, who then sells the masks to the government

Trump fired the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after warned superiors that COVID19 was spreading among his crew. The virus subsequently spread amongst the crew

After Iran's retaliatory strike, 109 US troops suffered brain injuries. Trump dismissed these as "headaches"

20/7/2017, in room 2E924 of the Pentagon, told a room full of Generals, "You’re a bunch of dopes and babies"

Pardoned multiple war criminals, which stomped on long standing military values, discipline, and command. Trump has no military experience (May&Nov, 2019)

Trump mocked Lt. Col. Vindman for his rank and uniform. threatened said purple heart officer, resulting in the Army providing him protection

Trump’s Chief of Staff worked—in secret—to deny comprehensive health coverage to Vietnam Vets who suffered from Agent Orange

There's a facility in Tijuana for US veterans that Trump deported. Wounded war vet, Sen Duckworth (D) marked Veterans Day 2019 by visiting this facility

Russia took control of the main U.S. military facility in Syria abandoned on Trump’s orders. Russia now owns the airstrip we built

10/7/2019, Trump abruptly withdrew support from America's allies in Syria after a phone call with Turkey's president (Erdogan). Turkey subsequently bombed US Special Forces

Trump sent thousands of American troops to defend the oil assets of the country that perpetrated 9/11

Sept 2019, made an Air Force cargo crew, flying from the U.S. to Kuwait stop in Scotland (where there's no U.S. base) to refuel at a commercial airport (where it costs more), so they could stay overnight at a Trump property (which isn't close to the airport). Trump’s golf courses are losing money, so he's forcing the military to pay for 5-star nights there

7/2019, Pentagon pulled funds for military schools, military housing funds, and daycare to pay for Trump's border wall

Aug 2019, emails revealed that three of Trump's Mar-a-Lago pals, who are now running Veterans Affairs, are rampant with meddling. "They had no experience in veterans affairs (none of them even served in the military) nor underwent any kind of approval process to serve as de facto managers. Yet, with Trump’s approval, they directed actions and criticized operations without any oversight. They wasted valuable staff time in hundreds of pages of communications and meetings, emails show. Emails reveal disdainful attitudes within the department to the trio’s meddling."

Veterans graves will be "dug up" for the border wall, after Trump instructed aides to seize private property. Trump told officials would pardon them if they break the law by illegally seizing property

Children of deployed US troops are no longer guaranteed citizenship. This includes US troops posted abroad for years at a time (28/8/2019)

2/8/2019, Trump requisitioned military retirement funds towards border wall

31/7/2019, Trump ordered the Navy rescind medals to prosecutors who were prosecuted war criminals

Trump denied a U.S. Marine of 6 years entry into the United States for his citizenship interview (Reported 17/7/2019)

Trump made the U.S. Navy Blue Angels violate ethics rules by having them fly at his July 4th political campaign event (4/7/2019)

Trump demanded US military chiefs stand next to him at 4th of July parade (reported 2/7/2019)

June 2019, Trump sent troops to the border to paint the fence for a better "aesthetic appearance"

Trump used his D-Day interview at a cemetery commemorating fallen US soldiers to attack a Vietnam veteran (6/6/2019)

Trump started his D-Day commemoration speech by attacking a private citizen (Bette Midler, of all people) (reported 4/6/2019)

Trump made his 2nd wife, Marla Maples, sign a prenup that would have cut off all child support if Tiffany joined the military (reported 4/6/2019)

27/5/2019, Trump turned away US military from his Memorial Day speech because they were from the destroyer USS John S. McCain

Trump ordered the USS John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan (15/5/2019). The ship's name was subsequently covered. (27/5/2019)

Trump purged 200,000 vets' healthcare applications (due to known administrative errors within VA’s enrollment system) (reported on 13/5/2019)

Trump deported a spouse of fallen Army soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving their daughter parentless (16/4/2019)

20/3/2019, Trump complained that a deceased war hero didn't thank him for his funeral

Between 12/22/2018, and 1/25/2019, Trump refused to sign his party's funding bill, which shut down the government, forcing the Coast Guard to go without pay, which made service members rely on food pantries. However, his appointees got a $10,000 pay raise

banned service members from serving based on gender identity (1/22/2019)

denied female troops access to birth control to limit sexual activity (on-going. Published 18/1/2019)

tried to deport a marine vet who is a U.S.-born citizen (16/1/2019)

When a man was caught swindling veterans pensions for high-interest “cash advances," Trump's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined him $1 (26/1/2019)

called a retired general a 'dog' with a 'big, dumb mouth' (1/1/2019)

increased privatization of the VA, leading to longer waits and higher taxpayer cost (2018)

finally visited troops 2 years after taking office, but only after 154 vacation days at his properties (26/12/2018)

revealed a covert Seal Team 5 deployment, including names and faces, on Twitter during his visit to Iraq (26/12/2018)

Trump lied to deployed troops that gave them a 10% raise (26/12/2018).

Tried giving the military a raise that was lower than the standard living adjustment. Congress told him that idea wasn't going to work. Then after giving them the raise that Congress made him, lied about it pretending that it was larger than Obama's. It wasn't

fired service members living with HIV just before the 2018 holidays

tried to slash disability and unemployment benefits for Veterans to $0, and eliminate the unemployability extrascheduler rating (17/12/2018)

called troops on Thanksgiving and told them he's most thankful for himself (Thanksgiving, 2018)

urged Florida to not count deployed military votes (12/11/2018)

canceled an Arlington Cemetery visit on Veterans Day due to light rain (12/11/2018)

While in Europe commemorating the end of WWI, didn't attend the ceremony at a US cemetery due to the rain -- other world leaders went anyway (10/11/2018)

used troops as a political prop by sending them on a phantom mission to the border and made them miss Thanksgiving with their families (Oct-Dec, 2018)

stopped using troops as a political prop immediately after the election. However, the troops remained in muddy camps on the border (7/11/2018)

Trump changed the GI Bill through his Forever GI Act, causing the VA to miss veteran benefits, including housing allowances. This caused many vets to run out of food and rent. (reported 7/10/2018)

Trump doubled the rejection rate for veterans requesting family deportation protections (5/7/2018)

Trump deported active-duty spouses (11,800 military families face this problem as of April 2018)

forgot a fallen soldier's name (below) during a call to his pregnant widow, then attacked her the next day (23-24/10/2017)

sent commandos into an ambush due to a lack of intel, and sends contractors to pick them up, resulting in a commando being left behind, tortured, and executed. (Trump approved the mission because Bannon told him Obama didn't have the guts to do it) (4/10/2017)

blocked a veteran group on Twitter (7/2017)

ordered the discharge of active-duty immigrant troops with good records (2017-present)

deported veterans (2017-present)

said knows more about ISIS than American generals (10/2016)

Oct 3, 2016, Trump said vets get PTSD because they aren't strong (note: yes, said it's 'because they aren't strong.' didn't say it's 'because they're weak.' This distinction is important because of Snopes)

Trump accepted a Purple Heart from a fan at one of his rallies and said: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” (2/8/2016)

/u/victorvictor1 got called out for being lazy (27/6/2020)

Trump attacks Gold Star families: Myeshia Johnson (gold star widow), Khan family (gold star parents) etc. (2016-present)

Trump sent funds raised from a Jan 2016 veterans benefit to the Donald J Trump Foundation instead of veterans charities (the foundation has since been ordered shut because of fraud) (1/2016)

Trump said has "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military" because went to a military-style academy (2015 biography)

Trump said doesn't consider POWs heroes because they were caught. said prefers people who were not caught (7/18/2015)

Trump said having unprotected sex was his own personal Vietnam (1998) For a decade, Trump sought to kick veterans off of Fifth Avenue because found them unsightly nuisances outside of Trump Tower. 1991

Trump dodged the draft 5 times by having a doctor diagnose him with bone spurs

No Trump in America has ever served in the military; this spans 5 generations, and every branch of the family tree. In fact, the reason his grandfather immigrated to America was to avoid military service.

And the beautiful thing is that I can provide reputable sources from established and proven institutions of journalistic integrity. And thanks for bringing up Tucker Carlson. It reminds me of the time he got destroyed by Jon Stewart (yknow, the guy who recently pushed to help the 9/11 first responders legislation to pass) https://youtu.be/aFQFB5YpDZE

Stoptheinsanity

All those Biden ballots are going to be invalid if the Democrats keep the postal service from delivering mail.

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