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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Shareen Rahamim, the wife of Accent Signage Systems founder Reuven Rahamim, spoke Monday for the first time since a shooting at the company's Minneapolis office claimed seven lives.

After being fired from his job on Sept. 27, Accent Signage Systems employee Andrew Engeldinger opened fire inside the facility, fatally shooting six people before turning the gun on himself.

Engeldinger's parents say they believe their son suffered from mental illness. They tried to get him help, but he refused and ultimately cut off contact with them.

The business reopened two weeks ago, and most of the 28 employees have returned.

SHAREEN RAHAMIM STATEMENT

On September 27, our world collapsed. In the weeks since, we have spent more time at funerals than anyone should ever have to.

Last week, we attended the last of the six funerals for our beloved friends and colleagues.

Their loss has taken a tremendous toll on our company and had an unimaginable impact on our families. We lost fathers and husbands and sons, and we feel their loss in every aspect of our lives.

A eulogy at one funeral concluded with the following line: I will never get over this, and I don't have to. That is exactly how we feel. But while we will not ever get over this, together we will get through it.

We take great comfort in the community's support during this troubled time. A fund established at Wells Fargo Bank by the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association will help the victims' families.

In response to the countless people who have asked what they can do to help, we would encourage people to donate to that fund and other similar victims' funds. Additional information is available online, including on our website at accentsignage.com

FUND INFORMATION

Benefit Families of Accent Signage
Wells Fargo Bank
615 N. 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-667-1907

 

The mass shooting has many asking how people could overcome such a traumatic event and return to the scene to carry on the mission of those they recently lost. Allina Health psychologist Mark Zipper said it's okay to feel anxious and acknowledge it by talking about those feelings instead of bottling them up.

"It takes a good bet of effort to be a survivor," he said. "To say, 'I'm not going to let this guy get me,' also that, 'The work I do matters and it's important I come to work and contribute.'"

Many of the employees gathered around Shareen Rahamim said they definitely feel as if they must go on to honor those who died, and they also made a point to say their thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Sunday's workplace shooting near Milwaukee.

 

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