A heavily armed man in his thirties opened fire on Wednesday in several businesses in an artisanal area of Lavandou and Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var) before committing suicide, reports Var Matin.
Around 1:30 p.m., the individual fired several shots inside the building and on the facade of the company in which his ex-partner works. Several bullet holes were found around society and the man is said to have targeted bay windows. Luckily, there were no injuries among the employees and customers present at the time of the events, specifies France Bleu Provence.
Dressed in black and armed with at least five rifles and a handgun, this man then went to another company in this artisanal zone which dismissed him a few days ago because of his behavior.
Very shocked employees and customers
Again, he opened fire multiple times, but only causing property damage.
When the gendarmes arrived, the man turned one of his weapons against him and killed himself.
A psychological support unit has been set up for the employees of these two companies and the traumatized customers. “We’re all pretty shocked, that’s for sure. It could have been us. It’s a quiet place here, everyone gets on well, so we don’t understand. We are supposed to see that (by showing the impacts of bullets) on TV, not in Lavandou… ”declares an employee of one of the two companies targeted in Var-Matin.