GLASSELL PARK — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to a stretch of Drew Street, a hot spot of gang activity over the years, after a mail carrier was nearly hit by gunfire.
Residents who live in the 3300-3400 block of Drew must now collect their mail at the Glassell Park post office, which is located more than a half mile away on Eagle Rock Boulevard.
“We are communicating with the Los Angeles Police Department and local representatives on the situation that occurred when a USPS Letter Carrier was nearly hit by bullets,” said USPS spokeswoman Evelina B. Ramirez said in an email. “Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our employees while providing service to our customers. We are reviewing all options to come up with the best resolution.”> NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS ALERTS: Sign up for Breaking News via Email
Fox11 reported that the mail carrier was nearly killed during the June 27 shooting. Police did not want to talk about the shooting, Fox 11 said.
Police and city officials have long targeted anti-gang efforts on Drew Street, which had been a stronghold of the Avenues gang. Officials have torn down drug houses and renovated parks and playgrounds as part of efforts to reduce crime and increase safety in the area.
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