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Victim's family returns to Accent Signage shooting scene

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Although more than 48 hours have passed since the deadly shooting rampage at Accent Signage, family members of the victims were drawn to the scene on Saturday to see it for themselves in their quest for closure.

Ron Edberg's friends and loved ones told FOX 9 News they felt they had to see the site where the mass shooting occurred, leaving Edberg and four other employees dead inside their workplace.

"It's really hard, but we have to do this," Don Nix, Edberg's brother in law, explained. "Get closure on it."

It was a heart wrenching scene as Edberg's family huddled together in front of a growing memorial for the victims of the shooting. They laughed, cried and hugged outside the office Edberg had worked at for more than a decade.

"He really enjoyed working here," said Edberg's nephew, Adam Maverich. "This was part of his life, meant a lot to him."

Edberg worked in design production, and his nephew was wearing one such design as he spoke with FOX 9 News.

"This is Ron's logo and shirt he made for a fishing group that has gone up to Leech Lake -- this would have been the 40th year," Maverich said. "We're going to miss him a lot."

Less than two weeks ago, the Edbergs were all together for to celebrate the marriage of Nix's son, Dusty.

"It was nice to have the quality time with Ron," he recalled. "Don't get that too often. We all go in different directions. Nice to sit down and talk with him."

Now, just days after that joyful family reunion, they are planning a funeral and remembering Ron with fondness.

Maverich said, "Ron was a quiet guy. He didn't say a lot, but when he did, he was funny. Don't think I ever heard him say one bad thing or one swear word about anybody or anything. That's one thing I will remember."

Just a few blocks away, more tributes were being held in the heart of the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, where residents remembered UPS driver Keith Basinski outside Paul Anderson's corner market.

"It's touched everybody," he said. "Everybody."

Basinski was a familiar face on his regular Minneapolis route, but on Thursday he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He arrived at Accent Signage right as the attack was unfolding.

"He's going to be horribly missed," Anderson told FOX 9 News. "Feel so bad for the family."

Funerals for the victims begin on Sunday, including services for company founder Reuven Rahamim at his beloved St. Louis Park synagogue.

Two other Accent Signage employees injured in the attack are still hospitalized at HCMC. One is in critical condition, but the other has been upgraded to serious condition.

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