Late Wednesday night Kevin Douglas Addison, 47, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder with a firearm. He’s due to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court Thursday afternoon.
Two workers were shot and killed and two injured when a suspected former employee of the Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo opened fire early Wednesday morning.
“We can confirm that at about 7 a.m. we received a 911 call about shots fired at a business in Nanaimo,” RCMP said in a brief statement. “Our members attended the scene within minutes, entered the building and arrested a suspect believed responsible for the shooting.”
The Victoria Times Colonist identified the two deceased men as mill employees Michael Lunn, 61, and Fred McEachern.While Canadians are more likely to murder each other with knives than guns, such tragedies happen a lot more frequently north of the border than most Americans realize. U.S. media tend to ignore mass murders in other countries, especially countries with restrictive gun control laws, until the body count starts to get into the many dozens.