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US office shooter kills 4, then self

2012-09-28 09:00

Minneapolis — 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 on Friday, Minneapolis police said the bodies of four victims were found shortly after officers arrived at the scene on 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.

Comments
  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-28 09:13

    Having been brain washed by Hollywood, and TV, that murder, slaughter, violence etc. is just a game and full on entertainment now expanded to horrific computer games. Is it any wonder that America has become a GIANT violent video game!

      David - 2012-09-28 09:35

      There is no evidence to prove any of what you have said. With out 43 murders on average per day people must be doing nothing but playing games in this country.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-28 09:46

      People kill to rob in this country, and not because of some fictitious movie characters. This is an opinion thread and If I believed my opinions to be uncontestable facts, I would have contacted a reputable publisher many moons ago!

      docnoo.boddy - 2012-09-28 09:47

      What happened here is referred to as "going postal" and was coined after a postal worker did the same thing in 1983 long before video games as we know them today existed. Just because your mom wont let you have a PlayStation don't be hating.

      David - 2012-09-28 09:50

      If you dont believe what you are saying to be fact then dont state it as such. People kill in this country because they have no value for other peoples life. This guy killed those 4 people because he is insane and a coward, not because he spent the previous night playing battlefield 3 or watching saving private ryan.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-28 10:08

      @David How you came to that conclusion is a mystery to me, but I have no doubt in my mind that there is some sort of correlation.

  • margo.vorster - 2012-09-28 09:49

    The Americans need gun laws like in SA....give the guns to the criminals. Atleast that way the regular folks won't shoot at each other so much!

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