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Shooting at a sign shop...

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Bigdawg, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Sad sad news for the sign community. Tia just sent me this link to the story. I hope all my signs 101 friends are safe tonight.

     
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  2. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    owow, @ accent signage (rasterbraille inc)

    always a dark day when human beings are proved capable of things like this...
     
  3. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Terrible that nothing surprises me anymore. Shootings are an everyday occurance these days.
     
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    Ouch-

    KARE 11 reported that police were called to the scene with reports of a shooting at around 4 p.m. A neighbor told the station that an employee of the company came to his home seeking refuge. The employee said he watched as his boss and fellow employees were shot, the station said.
    Christine Hill, spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center told KARE 11 the hospital is treating four people, three of which are in critical condition. Those in critical condition are all men.
    Fox9 quoted an unidentified high-ranking law enforcement source as saying that the gunman returned to the office after being terminated earlier in the day. The source also told Fox9 that the gunman, whose body was found in the basement, may have been targeting specific employees.
     
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    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    Very very sad news! But still, not the least but surprised.
     
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    Just now read it on NBC news page. Owner started his business in '84 out of his house, does business in 38 countries, and now employs 30 people. The shooter had just been laid off. Very sad.
     
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    Another senseless tragedy but when I heard it on the news and they said it was a "Sign Shop", I couldn't help but feel a bond. Somehow I know there were some really great, kind, creative people working there and for it to end like this. Just sad. We have a great community in this business, even if you think it is all just competition.

    My two cents. :toasting:
     
  9. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    If you've ever been to a sign trade show, you've probably met the guy that was killed. He was at so many shows and very passionate about his business and signs and it showed.

    Rest in Peace.
     
  10. Border

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    The local news station here had just done an interview with the shop owner two days prior for a piece they were doing about the shop and how the owner had so many good ties to the neighborhood and community.
     
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    WOW ... What a tragic, senseless loss ... Prayers to all of the victims and their families.
     
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