Gunman kills 4 at Minnesota workplace before shooting self

September 29th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by BNO News  

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (BNO NEWS) — A gunman opened fire in the state of Minnesota killing four people, before fatally shooting himself, local authorities said Friday.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. local time at a Accent Signage Systems on Chestnut Avenue West in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood located in Minneapolis, the state capital of Minnesota, when a man opened fire.

During an evening press conference, Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief Kris Arneson said several people were dead without detailing the exact number. However, early Friday morning, police confirmed that four people were killed, in addition to the gunman.

Reports indicate that the suspected gunman had lost his job before returning to the building and killing the company’s founder, Reuven Rahamim, as well as three other employees. In addition, four others were injured, including two company executives who were reported in critical condition. They were identified as John Souter, the operations director, and Eric Rivers, the production manager. They were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center.

As law enforcement teams arrived at the scene of the attack, the gunman was later declared dead around one hour after the incident began due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Local media identified the gunman as 36-year-old Andrew Engeldinger, although his name has not officially been disclosed.

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