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French Man Faces Murder Charges for Revenge on HR Pros

A unemployed engineer who is alleged to have exacted revenge on human resource professionals has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two people in France. So reports Personnel Today.

jail 1287943 1280Gabriel Fortin, 45, visited a job center in late January in Valence, France and shot dead an unemployment advisor. He then drove to his former company where he shot an HR manager, who died later. Fortin also tried to kill another HR professional, but that person survived.

Fortin is said to have been suffering from depression after being let go by his employer. The prosecutor, Alex Perrin, said the killings were “totally premeditated” and that investigators are looking into the killing of another HR director two days before Fortin's other alleged murders.

The killings led to a day of national mourning and the closing of 900 job centers in the country on January 29.

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