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ISP: Shooting at plant believed murder-suicide

Posted at 9:38 AM, Mar 10, 2016

SEYMOUR, Ind. -- Two people were killed in a shooting at the Cummins plant in Seymour in what police believe was a murder-suicide. 

The shooting happened at the plant early Thursday morning. Police say they received multiple 911 calls after two to four shots were fired. When they arrived, they found two people dead inside. 

Seymour police identified the victims Thursday afternoon as 49-year-old Ward Edwards and 37-year-old Qing Chen.

Employees say the shooting happened in the technical service area in a meeting room. 

An employee told RTV6 calls came out over the radio and everyone started running out. He said people were panicking, but that they have a plan for these types of situations and the plan worked well.  

"I heard this loud noise. I thought the ceiling was coming down, I thought the structure, I thought something was wrong with the structure, and it wasn't until I was half way out the door somebody said, 'No, there's a shooting,'" another employee said. 

Cummins worker Elijah Brown also described to RTV6 what he saw.

"Running in panic, but we … they pretty much kept it under control," Brown said. "But you know, in a moment like that, it's all you can do is just freak out and try to get out as best you can."

The plant will be closed until Monday. 

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