UPDATED AT 12:12 P.M. TUESDAY:
An arrest has not been made following a shooting at a factory on the city’s west side early Tuesday morning.
Seymour police are waiting for test results from the Indiana State Police Laboratory of evidence collected at the scene of a shooting incident at RR Donnelley, 709 A Ave. East, Seymour.
The incident was reported to police at 4:01 a.m. Tuesday by a supervisor at RR Donnelley who was told by an employee there was someone outside the factory shooting a gun off.
No one was injured in the incident.
The first of five police officers arrived at 4:03 a.m. and was told the general area where the shots were fired near the factory.
“(The shooting) wasn’t close enough to cause a panic, but it was close enough to cause concern,” Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said.
The gun was fired multiple times into the ground on the south side of the building, Abbott said.
No evidence shows the gun was fired toward the building or employees.
There was a semitrailer in the area with two drivers inside, and police believe one of them fired the rounds. Both drivers denied firing the weapon, Abbott said.
The driver who shot the weapon was frustrated because of a delay in a load they were set to pick up from the factory, Abbott said.
RR Donnelley is a commercial printing company that has operated in Seymour since November 1992.
Police have collected spent shell cases from the scene.
Abbott said a search warrant was obtained for the semitrailer, and four handguns were recovered. The spent shells and all four guns have been sent to the laboratory for tests.
Abbott said at least one of the handguns appeared to be the same caliber as the casings at the scene.
“We’re hoping the lab exam will tell us who (fired the weapon) through DNA or fingerprints,” he said.
He did not release names of the two drivers, pending an investigation, but said both were from New Palestine. One driver owned the truck and operates as a contractor.
Abbott said he could not estimate when the department could expect to know the results from the state police laboratory.
“Our investigation is continuing, but the immediate stuff is done,” he said.
Abbott said charges police are considering if an arrest is made are criminal recklessness and intimidation with a weapon.
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Seymour police are investigating an incident where a person reportedly fired multiple rounds at a factory on the city’s west side early Tuesday morning.
Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said two people are being interviewed about the incident that was reported at R.R. Donnelley, 709 A Avenue East, Seymour, to police early Tuesday.
R.R. Donnelley is a commercial printing company that has operated in Seymour since November 1992.
Abbott said no one was injured in the incident.
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