Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Indiana Engine Factory

Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Indiana engine Factory
Police respond to reports of a shooting at Seymour Cummins Engine Plant in Seymour, Indiana
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03/10/2016 AT 03:10 PM EST

Indiana police are investigating a Thursday morning shooting at a Cummins Inc. engine factory in which two people were killed, PEOPLE confirms.

The shooting took place at the Seymour Cummins Engine Plant in southern Indiana, an Indiana State Police spokesperson tells PEOPLE, adding that nobody else was injured.

Police responded to "multiple 911 calls" at around 8:45 a.m. and were told that "anywhere from two to four shots were fired," Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said at a news conference Thursday.

Abbott said police found two men dead in one of the plant's rooms.

Officials said the incident is believed to be a murder-suicide, with the assailant being one of the deceased, the Seymour Tribune reports.

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Police respond to reports of a shooting at Seymour Cummins Engine Plant in Seymour, Indiana

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After the shooting, employees barricaded themselves inside offices, leaving only when escorted safely by authorities, the Tribune reports.

The names of the deceased have not been made public.

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Police respond to reports of a shooting at Seymour Cummins Engine Plant in Seymour, Indiana

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In a statement, Gov. Mike Pence thanked law enforcement for their handling of the incident.

"Our hearts go out to the family of the victim of this senseless act of violence at the Cummins plant in Seymour earlier today," Pence said.

"We commend local law enforcement for their swift response to this incident and will provide any and all support from Indiana State Police in the investigation."
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