CAHOKIA — A letter carrier was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon, apparently a random victim caught in crossfire, police said.
The U.S. Postal Service carrier was shot in the lower leg at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday while delivering in the 1200 block of Richards, said Cahokia Police Chief James Jones.
Jones said the carrier apparently was hit accidentally and his wound was not life threatening.
Lucille Robinson, the mail carrier's sister said the family is very thankful that the mail carrier, identified as Willie Frazier, is going to be all right.
"The bullet went straight through his leg. He is going to okay, though. Right now, he is in a lot of pain," Robinson said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Cahokia police at 618-337-9505 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. CrimeStoppers takes tips anonymously and will pay up to $1,000 for information resulting in a conviction.