Trial begins for man accused in mill shooting in Nanaimo, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
September 6, 2016 - 10:15am Updated: September 6, 2016 - 1:14pm

NANAIMO, B.C. — Jury selection will begin today in the trial of a man accused of killing two men and wounding two others during a shooting at a sawmill in Nanaimo, B.C.

Michael Lunn and Fred McEachern were both killed when a lone gunman entered the Western Forest Products mill on the morning of April 30, 2014, and started firing his weapon.

Earl Kelly and Tony Sudar were both injured in the shooting. 

Kevin Addison is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Western Forest Products has said the suspect in the shooting was a former employee.

The company and the union representing mill workers were in the midst of a long-standing labour dispute over severance pay at the time of the incident.

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