Man charged in Nanaimo sawmill shootings

NANAIMO — A 47-year-old former mill worker has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, media reports say today.

RCMPThe Victoria Times-Colonist reports that Kevin Douglas Addison of Nanaimo was to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court this morning (Thursday).

Michael John Lunn, 61, and Fred James McEachern, 53, died in a shooting at the Western Forest Products sawmill on Wednesday morning. One man was shot in a parking lot and the other three in the sawmill office.

RCMP took a man into custody at the mill. Two others are in hospital.

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