( 4UMF NEWS ) Gunman Kills Four:
A gunman killed four people inside a Minneapolis sign-making business before turning the weapon on himself, authorities said early Friday.
Officers summoned Thursday afternoon by a 911 call discovered the victims’ bodies shortly after arriving at Accent Signage Systems Inc., located in a residential area in the city’s north side, according to a statement from police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty.
“When officers arrived and entered the business to assist with the evacuation of employees, give aid to the victims and to search for the suspect, they found four victims dead from apparent gunshot wounds,” the statement said.
Officers with the Minnesota State Patrol man the Penn Avenue bridge over Bassett’s Creek near the scene of a shooting at a business in the 2300 block of Chestnut Avenue West in Minneapolis on Thursday. Police said several people were killed in the incident.
Four other people were wounded, including three critically.
No details were released about the gunman, other than he was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
People react as they’re escorted to a safe area from the scene of a fatal shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.
During a news conference Thursday night, Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Kris Arneson wouldn’t specify how many people had been killed, saying only that “several” victims were found dead inside. She said police never fired at the gunman, but she didn’t release other details — including the gunman’s possible motive or whether he had worked at the company.
Hennepin County Medical Center was treating the four patients, including three men in critical condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The fourth victim suffered minor injuries, police said.
None of the victims’ names has been released.