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UPS driver among 6 dead in Minneapolis office shooting

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Keith Basinski (photo provided to FOX 9 by Basinski family) Keith Basinski (photo provided to FOX 9 by Basinski family)
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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Jill Schubert, president of UPS's Northern Plains District, confirmed Friday morning that one of their drivers was among those killed in Thursday's workplace shooting in Minneapolis.

Keith Basinski worked at UPS for 29 years. His truck was parked outside of Accent Signage Systems at the time of the shooting.

UPS released the following statement on Basinski's death:

"We are profoundly shocked and saddened over this tragic event involving our driver, Keith Basinski. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and the families of the other victims. We also pray for the full recovery of others injured in the shooting. Keith had been a part of our UPS family for 29 years and we are going to miss him very much. We are cooperating fully with authorities in their investigation."

Six people are now dead, including the gunman, after a fifth victim died at the hospital. The shooting was reported around 4:25 p.m. Thursday at Accent Signage Systems Inc. on Chestnut Ave. W. in the Bryn Mawr area of Minneapolis.

Basinski leaves behind three children -- ages 19, 23 and 25 -- and an ex-wife.

His son, Brent, says he really liked the people he worked with at UPS. Basinski was a huge Packers fans, graduating from high school in Green Bay in 1980. His parents still live in Green Bay.

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said the shooter -- identified as Andrew Engeldinger, an employee terminated that morning -- came in through the loading dock, putting the UPS driver in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A memorial fund has been set up in Basinski's name at First Advantage Bank in Coon Rapids. Donations can be mailed to:

First Advantage Bank
Attn: Keith Basinski Memorial Fund
9950 Foley Blvd. NE
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Donations will be accepted through Oct. 31.

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