6th Victim of Minneapolis Workplace Shooting Dies

Eric Rivers, critically injured, now joins UPS Driver Keith Basinski among the fatalities from Andrew Engeldinger's Sept. 27 rampage at Accent Signage in Minneapolis.

Eric Rivers of St. Paul, a manager who was critically injured in the Sept. 27 shooting at Accent Signage in Minneapolis, has died, the Star Tribune reported.

His family decided to take him off life support at Hennepin County Medical Center, according to Fox 9.

Here is a statement from Rivers' family, released on a HCMC news blog:

“Eric Rivers passed away peacefully last night. 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.”

Thursday marks two weeks since Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger was fired, pulled a gun and began shooting people at Accent Signage in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis. The others killed were Keith Basinski of Spring Lake Park, Rami Cooks of Minnetonka, Ron Edberg of Brooklyn Center, Jacob Beneke of Maple Grove and Reuven Rahamim of St. Louis Park.

After the news of Rivers' passing, Accent Signage released the following statement Thursday morning:

Today, Accent Signage Systems mourns the death of our dear friend and colleague Eric Rivers.

Eric succumbed to injuries that he sustained in the senseless, violent act that took the lives of five other colleagues and friends on September 27, 2012.

We pray for Eric's family and we ask that you respectfully allow them to grieve privately at this time.


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  • UPDATED: Man Responsible For Minneapolis Workplace Shooting Was Richfield Native
  • UPDATED: The Victims Of The Minneapolis Workplace Shooting
  • Accent Signage Releases Statement On Thursday's Deadly Incident
  • UPDATED: Memorial Service Times For Victims of Minneapolis Workplace Shooting
  • Police Release Detailed Timeline for Minneapolis Workplace Shooting
  • Andrew Engeldinger Had 1997 Arrest On Record

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