Two Dead at Cummins Seymour Engine Plant

March 10, 2016

Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a Cummins engine factory in Seymour, Ind.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says preliminary reports are that one person was shot dead Thursday morning at the Cummins plant in Seymour and that the assailant then died by suicide.

The shooting occurred at the Cummins Engine Plant located at 800 E. 3rd Street. Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said Thursday at a news conference the bodies were found on the second floor of a new technical and office center near the company's Seymour Engine Plant. Police say Ward Edwards was shot by Qing Chen, who then killed himself. Edwards was Chen's supervisor.

The plant will be closed at least until Monday, March 14.

The Cummins Seymour Engine Plant, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis, has several hundred employees. The Columbus-based company makes generators and engines used in trucking, farming and construction equipment.

This report has been updated.