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U.S. Postal Service suspends service to Glassell Park's notorious Drew Street after shooting

U.S. Postal Service suspends service to Glassell Park's notorious Drew Street after shooting

The U.S. Postal Service has stopped delivering mail to a neighborhood in Glassell Park once considered among the most dangerous in Los Angeles after a carrier was nearly shot there last month, a USPS official said.

“Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our employees while providing service to our customers,” spokeswoman Evelina Ramirez said in a statement. “We are reviewing all options to come up with the best solution.”

For now, residents living in the 3300 and 3400 blocks of Drew Street have to travel about a mile to the Glassell Park Station office to pick up their mail, Ramirez said.

The letter carrier was “nearly hit by bullets” in the neighborhood June 27,...

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