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Minnesota office shooting: Accent Signage death toll rises to 7

October 11, 2012|By Michael Muskal
  • Jim Dow, who said he had been a vendor who had known Reuven Rahamim, the owner of the business, for more than 20 years, drops by Accent Signage Systems Inc., to place flowers at the scene Sept. 28. The shooting, which occurred a day earlier, has now resulted in seven deaths.
Jim Dow, who said he had been a vendor who had known Reuven Rahamim, the owner… (Jim Gehrz / Star Tribune )

The sixth victim of a disgruntled worker who opened fire  in a Minneapolis sign company has died of his wounds, his family announced on Thursday.

Eric Rivers, 42, died at Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday night, his family said in a statement posted on the hospital’s website. Rivers was the production manager at Accent Signage Systems when Andrew Engeldinger, who had just been fired, walked in and began shooting on Sept. 27.

In all, seven people have died from the attack, including Engeldinger, who killed himself.

“Eric Rivers passed away peacefully last night,” the family wrote in their statement. “We are grateful for the incredible courage displayed by the men and women who responded to the emergency and the wonderful medical team at Hennepin County Medical Center, who cared for Eric. At this time, the family asks for privacy as we deal with this personal tragedy. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.”

Rivers, of St. Paul, Minn. had been in critical condition since the attack.

In his attack, Engeldinger killed the founder of Accent Signage, which made signs in Braille, a UPS driver and three other workers at the company.

Two other employees were wounded.

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