Minneapolis Minnesota. The relatives of 42 year old Eric Rivers announced on Thursday that Rivers died of his gunshot wounds on Wednesday night in a hospital in Minneapolis.
Rivers was a production manager at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis. Rivers is the sixth person who has passed away after he was shot by a gunman on September 27. The gunman 36 year old Andrew Engeldinger turned the gun on himself and died.
Rivers family members said in a statement "We are grateful for the incredible courage displayed by the men and women who responded to the emergency and the wonderful medical team at Hennepin County Medical Center who cared for Eric. At this time, the family asks for privacy as we deal with this personal tragedy. We are thankful for their thoughts and prayers."
Engeldinger was terminated by the company management for poor performance and being late to work. After Engeldinger got the news he was terminated he pulled out a handgun and started to shoot at the persons who were in the office.
Engeldinger killed a United Parcel Service (UPS) driver, the company founder, three Accent employees before he commited suicide.
A police report said Engeldinger shot Rivers and just missed hitting Accent employee Battites Vesley in the production room of the building.
Vesley told investigators Engeldinger shot Rivers three times and one of the shot hit Rivers in the leg causing Rivers to lose a lot of blood that may have been a factor that led to his tragic death.
News source Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune