According to local reports, the victim was completing a job in the Spring Branch Woods neighborhood of Houston, Texas, when he was attacked in the early hours of Saturday afternoon on Cedardale near Gessner.
Law enforcement officials told ABC13 the mail carrier was shot once in the back and again in the lower abdomen.
The unnamed mailman was attended to by neighbors, who came to his aid and called 911 when they found him conscious and covered in blood.
“We were inside,” one told the broadcaster. “We all heard it and when we looked out we saw the mailman on the floor, crawling, screaming for help and so I got my phone and called 911. He was calling for help and told us he couldn’t feel his legs.”