A man who had been declared "unfit" to work by a corporation carrying on a career of deux-Sèvres, opened fire Wednesday, 27 may at a meeting of the CSE, killing handgun, three employees, and injuring a fourth, before attempting suicide. According to a source, the Agence France-Presse close to the investigation, a man of 37 years who practiced the sport shooting, shot with a 9 mm pistol, before shooting himself in the head, injuring themselves badly. The suspect, an employee of this society of Saint-Varent, who was off work, has been fire around 15h on the extraction site of the career Roy the Noubleau, said the prosecutor's office in Niort.
Three of the participants to the meeting were killed, a fourth wounded, but his days were not in danger. The vital prognosis was engaged for the shooter, said to the Agence France-Presse the prosecutor of the Republic of Niort Natasha Rake, who visited the site in the north of the department, is 71 kilometres from Niort. We don't know at first if the shooter was firing indiscriminately on the meeting, or if he had referred to of the people, in particular, has been provided to a source close to the investigation. According to the mayor of Saint-Varent, Stone Rambault, the shooter arrived in the room where there was a meeting of the CES (economic and social committee), bringing together a dozen people, and where, it seems, the man had been invited.
"It was the turn of the table"
" He's not a burst, it came in rather quietly in the room. Has his look, the director understood that something was happening. He pulled out a handgun behind the first person he has shot. It was the turn of the table, " said the mayor. "He did fire on the three people visibly that he wanted to shoot down," assured the mayor, citing witness testimony. The three people who died is a financial manager, a union representative CFTC and a representative of the staff without a label, said the municipal official.
According to the mayor, the man, unmarried, who "had just been declared unfit to any position" for an unknown reason, would Cholet (Maine-et-Loire), where he would live with his father and was "not in form" since the death of his mother, there are a dozen of months. A survey of fragrance for homicide has been opened by the prosecutor's office in Niort and entrusted to the gendarmerie, to the research section of Poitiers, and the brigade of research of Bressuire. More than a score of policemen were dispatched on the spot.
A cell of medico-psychological center hospital of Niort is also made on site and attended "both the families of the victims, and the people present at the meeting who attended the shooting," said the prosecutor. The career of the Noubleau is a comprehensive site of extraction of aggregates on the commune of Saint-Varent, which produces aggregates (sands, gravel) and asphalt, destination of the embankments or of coatings of carriageways. The company employs about 80 people, but only a part of the staff was present.
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