A female postal worker was shot and killed on Monday evening after sustaining a gunshot wound to her head near Atlanta, Georgia.
Postal inspectors and federal law enforcement have opened an investigation into the Monday night shooting, U. Postal Service spokesman Rick Badie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
While minimal compared to other cities, Atlanta was not free of racial strife.
By 1970, African Americans were a majority of the city's population and exercised new-found political influence by electing Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, in 1973.
The incident occurred behind a De Kalb County post office branch located at the intersection of Wesley Chapel and Snapfinger roads near the docking area.
'It's hard to understand,' said the eyewitness Michael Grogan . Then two shots went off, then two more.' Investigators said that the motive for the shooting remains unclear and are searching for a suspect. She's young, her career trying to do something for herself at the post office,' Grogan said.
By 1842, the town had six buildings and 30 residents and was renamed "Marthasville" to honor the Governor's daughter. Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad, suggested the town be renamed "Atlantica-Pacifica," which was shortened to "Atlanta".
In 1915, Leo Frank, a Jewish-American factory superintendent, convicted of murder, was hanged in Marietta by a lynch mob, drawing attention to antisemitism in the United States.Selznick, and the film's stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Olivia de Havilland, but Oscar winner Hattie Mc Daniel, an African American actress, was barred from the event due to racial segregation laws and policies.Atlanta played a vital role in the Allied effort during World War II due to the city's war-related manufacturing companies, railroad network and military bases, leading to rapid population and economic growth.In 1864, the Union Army moved southward following the capture of Chattanooga and began its invasion of north Georgia.The region surrounding Atlanta was the location of several major army battles, culminating with the Battle of Atlanta and a four-month-long siege of the city by the Union Army under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman.On December 15, 1939, Atlanta hosted the premiere of Gone with the Wind, the epic film based on the best-selling novel by Atlanta's Margaret Mitchell.