September 2, 2014 1:25 pm

Suspect in Nanaimo mill shooting to appear in court Sept.16

Kevin Addison appeared in a Nanaimo court Thursday.

Geoff Hastings, Global News / Courthouse sketch

UPDATE: Addison’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept.16. The preliminary inquiry is expected to take four days.  

The man charged in connection with a workplace shooting at a Nanaimo mill is expected to make his court appearance today.

Forty-seven-year-old Kevin Addison is facing two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

The charges stem from a mass shooting at the Western Forest Products Mill on April 30.

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Former co-workers have said Addison was among roughly 160 workers laid off from the downtown sawmill in 2008.

The victims of the attack have been identified as 53-year-old Fred Mceachern and 61-year-old Michael Lunn of Nanaimo. Two others were seriously injured.

Addison has made several appearances in Nanaimo provincial court since the shooting.

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