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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman is dead after being shot on the east side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

‪The United States Postal Service confirmed the woman was one of their mail carriers.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 400 block of North Denny Street.

Officers arrived to find a woman with at least one gunshot wound who was “awake and talking.”

The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she later died. The coroner identified the woman as 45-year-old Angela Summers. The coroner said Summers died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who shot and killed an Indianapolis mail carrier.

On behalf of the NALC, we mourn the loss of Sister Summers. Angela began her career with the Postal Service less than two years ago. She had her whole life ahead of her. She was dedicated to her customers as a letter carrier, and to her co-workers as a union representative. She served them both well. The senseless nature of her death breaks our hearts. We send our thoughts and prayers to Angela’s daughter, the rest of her family, friends, coworkers, and loved ones.

National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando said

Anyone with information should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS).