USPS worker in critical condition after shot multiple times while working her regular route

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A  U.S. Postal Service worker was shot multiple times in Chicago late Thursday morning, police said.

The 24-year-old woman is in critical condition.

Chicago police spokeswoman Karie James said the USPS worker was struck in both her legs, her buttocks and back of her head. 

The woman was working her normal route, in a USPS uniform, when the shooting took place.

She was not the intended target, James said.

"Division Postal Inspectors are responding to the area around 91st and Ellis following reports of a Letter Carrier shot. Please avoid the area," the Chicago office of the United States Postal Inspection Service tweeted.