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Four wounded in British Columbia lumber mill shooting

Four people were shot and hospitalized, one in critical condition, and a suspected gunman arrested in an incident in a lumber mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   April 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM   |   Comments

NANAIMO , British Columbia, April 30 (UPI) -- A suspect was arrested Wednesday after four people were injured in a multiple shooting at a lumber mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

The incident occurred at the Western Forest Products mill. When police arrived, shortly after 7 a.m. local time, they arrested a suspect believed to be the shooter. Police said four people were hospitalized, but did not give names or details.

A spokeswoman for Island Health Authority said one victim, at Victoria General Hospital, is in critical condition.

A witness said a man entered the workplace with a shotgun and a handgun, and wounded a woman and two men.

Pat Kinney, a spokesman for the United Steel Workers Union, which represents employees at the lumber mill, confirmed the shooting occurred at the work site. A worker said employees had been sent home for the day.

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