A man who apparently had just lost his job at a Minneapolis small business returned yesterday and opened fire, killing the company’s founder and three others and wounding four others before taking his own life, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Police swarmed to the chaotic scene, which unfolded just after 4:30 p.m. inside Accent Signage Systems. Sources identified the shooter as Andrew Engeldinger, 36.
Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief Kris Arneson said, “This is something we see on the news in other parts of the country, not here in Minneapolis.” Nationwide, 458 people died last year in work-related homicides, says preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2009, that number was 521.