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Fifth victim dies in MN office shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police say a fifth victim of the shooting at a Minneapolis sign company has died.

Sgt. Stephen McCarty said the victim died sometime Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center. He was taken there in critical condition after the attack Thursday afternoon.

His death brings the total number of those killed in the attack to six, including the gunman.

The gunman was among five people found dead at the scene of the shooting at Accent Signage Systems. Police say he killed himself after opening fire at the small sign-making company on the city's north side.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A family member says the owner of a sign-making business in Minneapolis was among four people who died when a gunman opened fire at his office.

Chad Blumenfield says Reuven Rahamim was shot to death Thursday at Accent Signage Systems Inc. Rahamim was Blumenfield's father-in-law. In a Friday statement to The Associated Press, Blumenfield says other employees died, but he provided no details.

Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty said the gunman killed four people and injured four more, three men critically, before turning the gun on himself. Police have not released the gunman's identity or motive.

Dozens of police squad cars and SWAT officers swarmed the residential neighborhood on the city's north side after an employee called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to say shots had been fired.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police say the gunman who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign-making business killed four people before fatally shooting himself.

In a statement released early Friday, Minneapolis police said the bodies of four victims were found shortly after officers arrived at the scene Thursday afternoon and evacuated the business.

Four other people were wounded, including three critically, in the shooting at Accent Signage Systems. The sign-making company is in a residential area in the city's north side.

Police initially said at least two people had been killed, but later would only say that "several" bodies had been found inside. The suspected shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Neither his name nor the names of the victims have been released.

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Officials say a shooter who opened fired inside a Minneapolis sign company is among 'several' people killed in the shooting.

Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Kris Arneson says she can't immediately confirm how many people were killed in the shooting Thursday at Accent Signage Systems.

Arneson says the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

She told an evening news conference outside the company that there are "several victims inside that are dead." Pressed to say how many, Arneson said police still were investigating and refused.

Police had earlier said at least two people had been killed and four others wounded in the shooting.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police say a workplace shooting in Minneapolis has left at least two people dead and four others wounded.

Minneapolis police spokesman Steve McCarty says there were "a couple of fatalities" from a shooting Thursday afternoon at Accent Signage Systems on the city's north side.

McCarty says at least four people were taken to hospitals. A spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center says the hospital is treating three people from the scene, all in critical condition.

McCarty says police are treating it as an active crime scene, assuming the shooter is at large.

Dozens of squad cars and police vehicles have surrounded the business. Its website says the company makes interior signage. The company lists its founder as Reuven Rahamim. A phone message left there was not immediately returned.

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