Two Israelis among dead in workplace shooting in Minneapolis

(JTA) — Two Israelis who have lived in the United States for the last 30 years were killed in a shooting attack in Minneapolis.

The shooting Sept. 27 took place at a signage manufacturing company owned by Reuven Rahamim, 61, who was killed in the attack. Another Israeli, Rami Cooks, an employee of the company, was killed as were two other employees and a UPS driver.

The shooter, who shot himself dead after the attack, had been fired as an employee of the company a few hours before the attack, police said.

Rahamim, who fought in the Yom Kippur War, moved to the United States in the mid-’70s and worked as a laborer. He opened a sign-making company, Accent Signage Systems, which earns about $5 million a year and does business in 36 countries, in the mid-’80s. He was active in Minneapolis’ Jewish community, according to Ynet.

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