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Investigators release 911 call made after deadly shooting at Cummins Engine

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SEYMOUR, Ind. (WDRB) – Some employees went back to work Monday at Cummins Engine in Seymour, where two people died in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday.

A company spokesperson says the plant reopened Monday, but the new tech building where the shooting happened will remain closed until at least next Monday.

Seymour Police say Qing Chen, 37, shot and killed his supervisor, Ward Edwards, 49, then killed himself.

The two were found dead in a conference room on the second floor of the new tech building.

Police have not discussed a possible motive, calling it “a Cummins personnel issue.” The company is not commenting, saying “there is still an active investigation.”

“We have an active shooter situation,” someone at the entrance to the building is heard telling a dispatcher in a call to 911 released Monday. “We have two injured people in the upstairs conference room.”

DISPATCHER: “Is the shooter in the building?”

CALLER: “We don’t know.”

DISPATCHER: “Did you see anybody, anything strange? Did you see anybody run?”


In a statement, Edwards' family says “He was a devoted husband and father and his greatest love was his wife, children, and family. It has left a hole in our hearts that will never heal.”

As for Chen, Seymour Police say he was in the country on a five-year work visa and he had a legal permit to carry the gun used in the shooting.

Investigators say Cummins has a “no gun workplace policy.”

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