Shooter, victim identified in Seymour murder / suicide

Police have identified the shooter in Thursday morning’s double-shooting at the Cummins Technical Center in Seymour. Seymour Police have identified him as 37-year-old Qing Chen, of Seymour.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott says that both Chen and his alleged victim, 49-year-old Ward R. Edwards, of Columbus, were dead when officers arrived on the scene. Abbott says that the first 911 calls were made at 8:44 a.m. and officers were on the scene by 8:47 a.m.

A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene, on the second floor of the building, on East Third Street, said Abbott. Police have not revealed a motive, or how many shots were fired.

Abbott says that Edwards was Chen’s direct supervisor. He also said that police executed a search warrant on Chen’s vehicle and apartment, as well as Edwards’ vehicle. Abbott adds that his department’s background investigation will be continuing with the “full cooperation of Cummins and their employees.”

Abbott says that autopsies for both men are scheduled for Friday morning in Louisville.