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Beer Distributor Reopens After Deadly Shooting

Wed, 08/11/2010 - 4:13am

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — The president of a Connecticut beer distributor where nine people died in a shooting rampage last week says the company will be reopening after a moment of silence.

Hartford Distributors Inc. President Ross Hollander says employees will return to work at the company's offices and warehouse in Manchester Wednesday morning. A moment of silence and remembrance is set for 7 a.m. in the facility's parking lot.

The reopening comes eight days after police say company driver Omar Thornton shot eight people to death, wounded two others and killed himself, following a meeting in which he resigned after being shown video evidence of him stealing beer.

Thornton's family held a private memorial service for him Tuesday at a Hartford funeral home.

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