Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 27

September 27, 2012 – A senseless, horrifying shooting took place on this date at Accent Signage Systems, a sign-making business located in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis. Andrew John Engeldinger, an employee of the firm who had just been told he was losing his job for repeatedly being late to work, responded with "Oh, really?" and took out a Glock 19 9mm handgun from his holster and opened fire.

Five victims (not including Engeldinger) were killed in the shooting, four at the scene and the fifth dying in a hospital the following day. They are: Reuven Rahamim, 61, the founder of the company; a UPS driver who had initially been on a delivery, Keith Basinski, 50; and three who were identified by the medical examiner's office: Rami Cooks, 62; Ronald Edberg, 58, and Jacob Beneke, 34. A sixth fatal victim, production manager Eric Rivers, 42, died on October 10, having been taken off life support when he succumbed to his wounds. Engeldinger died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a warehouse in the workplace's basement.


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