Several Dead in Minneapolis Workplace Active Shooter Incident

Several Dead in Minneapolis Workplace Active Shooter Incident

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Police say “several” people were killed and at least four others injured Thursday afternoon in a workplace active shooter incident at a sign company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Kris Arneson told reporters that the alleged gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Arneson could not confirm how many people were killed in the shooting, the station reported. The alleged gunman was an employee at Accent Signage Systems Inc. who had been fired earlier in the day.

Police were called to the scene with reports of a shooting at around 4 p.m. A neighbor stated that an employee of the company came to his home seeking refuge. The employee said he watched as his boss and fellow employees were shot and called police. Christine Hill, spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center advised the hospital is treating four people, three of which are in critical condition. Those in critical condition are all men. An unidentified high-ranking law enforcement source is saying that the gunman returned to the office after being terminated earlier in the day. The source said the gunman, whose body was found in the basement, was targeting specific employees. After the shooting, dozens of squad cars and police vehicles surrounded the business. The incident was over when police arrived on scene.

Accent Signage Systems’ website says it “is a leader in the interior signage industry specializing in custom (Americans With Disabilties Act)-compliant interior signage, and serving major sign manufacturers worldwide.”

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