KMSP: Two dead, others injured in office shooting in Minneapolis, Minnesota – http://t.co/9BvZPCUG
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 27, 2012
At least two fatalities have been reported following a shooting at Accent Signage Systems Inc. in Minneapolis’ Bryn Mawr neighborhood. KMSP, Minneapolis’ Fox affiliate, is also reporting that at least four people were wounded, with three in critical condition. The shooter, who had been fired this morning, is among the dead:
A high-ranking law enforcement source confirmed to FOX 9 that the shooter arrived at the office Thursday afternoon after being terminated from his job that morning.
That source says police have information indicating he may have been targeting specific employees. The shooter was also known to police prior to Thursday’s incident.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m. police found the shooter dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the corner of the basement. It took about 30 minutes for SWAT and Minneapolis police to methodically search the building as they secured the scene outside.
We will continue to monitor this story and bring you updates as they come in.
neighbors of workplace shooting say they heard 5 to 7 shots
— Bill Keller (@billkellerfox9) September 27, 2012
Still a lot of officers on scene 2 hours after work place shooting in Minneapolis. Waiting for more info from police. pic.twitter.com/pThh5YIf
— Melissa Martz (@melissakmartz) September 27, 2012
Twitterers in Minneapolis and beyond sent out their prayers:
Awaiting news on Minneapolis shooting- this violence has got to stop. Join me in prayer for the victims.
— Senator Terri Bonoff (@Terri_Bonoff) September 27, 2012
my thoughts & prayers go out to the people & families of those who were involved in the Minneapolis shooting today.
— shana sipe (@Shana_Raee) September 27, 2012
Prayers go out to the victims of the shooting in Minneapolis
— Nick Krop (@nick_krop) September 27, 2012
Oh shit a shooting in Minneapolis…. good thing i live in the suburbs 😀 but really i pray for the victims and there family's R.I.P.
— Noah ∞ (@ClassicChamploo) September 27, 2012
— J. Koppe (@SmokeLibations) September 27, 2012
scary stuff when you hear about a shooting when you're so far away from home! hope everything is okay in mpls. http://t.co/bJQ7vuPR
— DEUCE (@anniepudvah) September 27, 2012
So a shooting happened today in an office in Minneapolis. 2 are dead and 4 wounded. Praying for the victims.
— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) September 27, 2012
— I Hate My Kitchen (@JamesYoungII) September 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.
The gunman killed four victims before taking his life.
Minneapolis Police: 5 people are dead including the gunman in the workplace shooting from this afternoon. 4 others were injured.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 28, 2012
Police say the gunman who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign-making business killed four people before fatally shooting himself.
— Rob Spicker (@RobSpickerWINK) September 28, 2012