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Benefit fund for families of Accent Signage shooting victims

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Accent Signage Systems founder Reuven Rahamim Accent Signage Systems founder Reuven Rahamim
Keith Basinski, a 29-year employee of UPS. Keith Basinski, a 29-year employee of UPS.
Jacob Beneke, Accent Signage employee and artist Jacob Beneke, Accent Signage employee and artist
Ronald Edberg, leaves behind two adult children. Ronald Edberg, leaves behind two adult children.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Andrew Engeldinger shot and killed five employees at the Minneapolis offices of Accent Signage Systems before taking his own life.

The Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association has opened an account for the victims and their families. Mail or walk in to any Wells Fargo.

Benefit Families of Accent Signage
Wells Fargo
615 N 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Or, transfer a donation from your Wells Fargo account to:

Acct. # 2275129365
Routing # 091000019

 

The Hennepin County medical examiner identified the victims of the shooting Friday. They are:

Rami Cooks, 62, Minnetonka
Keith Basinski
, 50, Spring Lake Park
Ronald Edberg
, 58, Brooklyn Center
Jacob Beneke
, 34, Maple Grove
Reuven Rahamim
, 61, St. Louis Park

Reuven Rahamim was the founder of Accent Signage and a man who leaves a lasting impression on the Minneapolis business community.

"He came here to live the American dream and he did," Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said. "He was an example of someone who climbed the ladder to success."

Rahamim immigrated to the U.S. from Israel 30 years ago.

Keith Basinski was a UPS driver with a regular stop at the business. Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said Basinski was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Jacob Beneke, 34, was one of the workers who was killed. The Maple Grove Arts Center's executive director told FOX 9 News Beneke was supposed to meet her on Thursday night to talk about getting local businesses to display their artwork, but he never showed.

"I'm in shock. I wouldn't have expected this to happen to Jacob. We've only known him for a couple of years and he is truly a gifted artist," Lorrie Link said. "We are truly saddened by this."

Ronald Edberg, 58, of Brooklyn Center, studied graphic design at North Hennepin Community College and graduated from Patrick Henry High School. He leaves behind two adult children.

Family members of 62-year-old Rami Cooks, of Minnetonka, were too distraught to speak on camera outside their Minnetonka home. Cooks was the production manager at Accent Signage.

Two other company executives -- John Souter and Eric Rivers -- were in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, where they are still being treated. HCMC spokeswoman Christine Hill said Friday that Souter has been upgraded to serious condition.

A third person had been listed in critical condition at the hospital, but Hill had no update on that victim Friday. A fourth victim was treated and released.

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