Dutch manager dies after shooting

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19 December 2005, AMSTERDAM — One of the two Dutch managers shot by an ex-employee at a staff party for Heineken subsidiary "De Bourbon" on the island of Reunion has died of his wounds.

19 December 2005

AMSTERDAM — One of the two Dutch managers shot by an ex-employee at a staff party for Heineken subsidiary "De Bourbon" on the island of Reunion has died of his wounds.

The death of the 35-year-old financial director was announced by Heineken on Monday.

A former "De Bourbon" employee, Jean-Philippe Baptiste, 49, walked into open-air staff party on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion on 11 December and opened fire on the managers.

Both Dutch nationals were hit, as was the wife of a local employee. The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, but it appears Baptiste had a blacklist of people he wanted to take revenge on.

Baptiste was shot dead as police attempted to arrest him, local newspaper 'Clicanoo' said. He worked under contract with the brewery until 2001.

Réunion is an overseas department of France and is east of Madagascar. Some 300 staff and family members were at the party when the gunman walked in and took aim at the directors. 

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news + Heineken

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