"The man who shot up a Minneapolis sign-making business selected his targets carefully, walking past some employees while shooting others, police said today.
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan detailed Andrew Engeldinger's shooting rampage today as a fifth victim died from wounds. Engeldinger shot himself in the head, bringing the total of Thursday's carnage to six.
Engeldinger, 36, shot up Accent Signage Systems Thursday afternoon just hours after he was fired from the company.
"It was a case he was terminated that day. He did come back about 4:25 to that location, parked his car and walked in the loading dock area and immediately started shooting people at that location," [Source]
Dude came back and took out his boss, a bunch of co-workers, and even the UPS man. Andrew Engeldinger's parents are saying that he suffered from mental illness. (Why is it that only certain people suffer from mental illness when they commit these types of crimes?) Of course he suffers from mental issues; he just killed four f&^%$* people!
"Joe Engeldinger, who lived with the gunman shortly after he graduated high school, told the Associated Press that his nephew's immediate family was having a "horrible time."
"I can only assume there was some kind of mental break there," Joe Engeldinger said. "He wasn't a monster. He wasn't. He was a real good kid, a real good person. He had a real good heart. I don't know what made all this transpire. Hopefully the truth will come out, and won't get twisted into some demented thing."
"A real good kid"? Yeah right, Joe. Four grieving families would tend to disagree.
There was another shooting in Connecticut that has been all over the news as well. This one was tragic because the shooter killed his son without knowing it. Seems the young man was burglarizing his aunt's home. She then called her brother who went all George Zimmerman on the poor kid.
Now you will hear a lot about how tragic this story is, and how, unlike another teenager who recently lost his life, this young man should not have died in such a way. Although, unlike another young man, this one was actually committing a criminal act.
But hey, by all accounts the kid's father was afraid he was being attacked, and that his son-the attacker- had a weapon. This might or might not be true. Sadly for him, unlike that other guy, he had a much more personal stake in the outcome.