NANAIMO (NEWS1130) - 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 manís name hasnít 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. Two dead in Vancouver Island mill shooting: coroner | News1130