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Mill shooting suspect former worker: company

By: The Canadian Press

 | Apr 30, 2014 - 3:44 PM |
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NANAIMO, B.C. - The company that owns a lumber mill on Vancouver Island where two people were shot to death and two were injured says a suspect arrested by police was a former employee of the mill.

The shooting happened at about 7 a.m. at a Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo, north of Victoria.

The RCMP say officers arrested a 47-year-old resident of Nanaimo shortly after arriving at the scene.

Western Forest Products president Don Demens says the suspect is a former employee, but the man's name hasn't been publicly released.

Supt. Mark Fisher of the RCMP says officers seized a shotgun at the scene.

The RCMP have not speculated on what may have motivated the attack, but Fisher says investigators believe the shooter worked alone.

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