Israeli, 3 others killed in Minnesota shooting

Four people killed in the office of a Minneapolis company when a former employee enters the premises, starts shooting spree.

September 30, 2012 02:55
Crime scene [illustrative]

Police generic in english crime scene 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

Four people were killed in the office of a Minneapolis company on Friday when a former employee entered the premises and started a shooting spree.

Andrew Engeldinger, 36, was fired from the company on Friday morning, then returned at about 4:25 p.m. local time.

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Local police found Engeldinger’s body inside the building and believe that he committed suicide. Four other people were badly injured in the incident.

The company, Accent Signage Systems, was established by Israeli expatriate Reuven Rahamim. The 61-year-old Rahamim was among the four people killed by Engeldinger.

“Reuven Rahamim was one of the nicest people I ever met. He had a sign company that made signs in braille and he really wanted to make the world a better place. He was a committed Jew and a huge friend of Israel. I’m really glad to have been hosted by him when I came to St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to speak at his synagogue, Beth El,” Gil Hoffman, a political correspondent for The Jerusalem Post who was hosted by Rahamim for Shabbat while on a speaking tour in the US last year, said on Saturday night.

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