Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. The following is the No. 9 story of the year.
After receiving the news of his termination the afternoon of Sept. 27, Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger took out a gun and began to open fire on his now former co-workers.
Eight were shot inside Accent Signage, before Engeldinger turned the gun on himself and took his own life. Six victims died from their injuries.
Almost immediately after Engeldinger was identified, his family spoke out and offered their condolences for those who lost a loved one at the hands of their son. His parents, who were estranged from their son not by their choice, also said he had long suffered from mental illness.
While not a happy topic, but rather one that hit close to home, what happened that September day made this story one of the most followed stories of 2012.
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