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In pictures: Nanaimo sawmill turns from workplace to crime scene

It was a sunny, quiet morning Wednesday at the Western Forest Products mill and workers were getting ready for work, drinking coffee, some smoking, when the radio erupted with desperate calls for help. Two confirmed dead, two injured in Nanaimo sawmill shooting.

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The family of Michael Lunn, one of two people who died in a shooting at the Western Forest Products mill, visit the growing makeshift memorial in Nanaimo, B.C., on May 1, 2014.

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Police oversee the scene where four people were shot, two fatally, at a mill in Nanaimo, B.C. Red shirts and flowers left by mourners constitute a makeshift memorial.

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Charlie Gallagher, a Western Forest Products supervisor from Ladysmith, B.C., pays his respects to the two people dead and two others hospitalized following a shooting at Western Forest Products in Nanaimo, B.C., on Wednesday April 30, 2014.

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Police tape stretches outside the Western Forest Products lumber mill after a shooting in Nanaimo, B.C., April 30, 2014. Police had a suspect in custody.

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The Western Forest Products mill in Nanaimo, B.C., seen from the coastline.

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RCMP officers, forensic team members and mill workers stand outside the Western Forest Products sawmill after a shooting in Nanaimo, B.C. on April 30, 2014.

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RCMP investigators use a quadricopter drone to survey the crime scene at the Western Forest Products mill in Nanaimo on April 30, 2014.

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An RCMP forensic investigator examines the scene at the Western Forest Products mill in Nanaimo where four people were shot.

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Mill workers and an RCMP officer talk following a shooting at Western Forest Products in Nanaimo, B.C., on April 30, 2014.

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An RCMP investigator collects evidence at the scene of a shooting at a sawmill in Nanaimo, B.C., on April 30, 2014.

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The Western Forest Products mill in Nanaimo, B.C., on April 30, 2014.

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