5 Dead in Workplace Shooting in Minneapolis

5:37 PM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is among those offering condolences in the wake of the fatal workplace shooting in Minneapolis.

Dayton issued a statement in which he said there was no place for the senseless violence anywhere in Minnesota.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison recently visited the company where the shooting took place, Accent Signage Systems. Ellison says the company is a model for export practices in Minneapolis. Ellison is calling for the metropolitan community to come together "in mourning and solidarity."

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar also issued a statement in which she offered prayers for the victims and their families and loved ones impacted by the shooting.

A family member says the owner of a sign-making business in Minneapolis was among four people who died when a gunman opened fire at his office.

Chad Blumenfield says Reuven Rahamim was shot to death Thursday at Accent Signage Systems Inc. Rahamim was Blumenfield's father-in-law. In a Friday statement to The Associated Press, Blumenfield says other employees died, but he provided no details.

Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty said the gunman killed four people and injured four more, three men critically, before turning the gun on himself. Police have not released the gunman's identity or motive.

Dozens of police squad cars and SWAT officers swarmed the residential neighborhood on the city's north side after an employee called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to say shots had been fired.


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