Skip to main content
CNN.com /TRANSCRIPTS

CNN TV
EDITIONS





CNN BREAKING NEWS

Indiana State Police Spokesman Speaks to Reporters

Aired December 6, 2001 - 17:25   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
JOIE CHEN, CNN ANCHOR: Back to the CNN newsroom. We want to take you quickly to Goshen, Indiana. Right now the Indiana state police spokesman, Brent Klemp (ph), is speaking with reporters there. Let's listen.

BRENT KLEMP, SPOKESMAN, INDIANA STATE POLICE: We are aware of all of the agencies involved. We have state police, Elkhart County, of course, Goshen. And again, I want to stress that Goshen, this is their investigation. We, as state police, are assisting them, as are all of the other agencies. The ATF is here. Who did I miss? The FBI is here.

So right now, we're trying to put pieces together. We are trying to get information for you. We'll have the chief there at 7:00. Hopefully, we'll have a lot more details for you. Of course you are aware it's ongoing.

QUESTION: Can you clarify, OK, you say you have one deceased inside the building. Was that an employee?

KLEMP: We believe that was an employee, at this time.

QUESTION: While the second deceased, who you believe was the gunman?

KLEMP: Correct. That is the information that was relayed to me by some of the officers that are doing the investigation. Again, that's just initial information. So hopefully by 7:00 we'll have a little more for you.

QUESTION: And do you have the identity of the gunman?

KLEMP: Yes, I'm sure they do. That's not being released.

QUESTION: The critical person, was that the person who was brought out early on?

KLEMP: That's correct.

QUESTION: By a squad car?

KLEMP: I believe that's correct.

QUESTION: So you believe you'll have three to five, what you call, walking wounded?

KLEMP: Right. And I have not been to the scene. And I was talking to the chief, and of course he has his hands full. I can't tell you what condition they're in. But that was the term that was used, walking wounded, which to me, says they're not in critical condition. They are being treated.

QUESTION: Just to clarify, can you go over the fatalities one more time?

KLEMP: That was an initial report. I have no information on that. I really don't.

QUESTION: Can you go over the fatalities one more time, please?

KLEMP: At this time, we believe there is one person who was an employee, who was in the building who was -- is deceased. We also believe that the gunman is in the building, and is he deceased.

QUESTION: Was he an employee?

KLEMP: We want to let everybody know that the building is secure, the area is secure. We had schools locked down, other businesses locked down. People can go home. The area is safe.

QUESTION: Do you know if the critical person was transported to Fort Wayne...

CHEN: CNN continuing coverage from Goshen, Indiana. You just heard from the Indiana state patrol spokesman, explaining to reporters the latest on the situation there at the Nu-Wood Decorative Millwork factory there, in Goshen, Indiana. This is a situation that started about three hours ago. It began with reports of a mass shooting inside the factory plant.

The late information that we just got from the state trooper is that the gunman is dead, a report we received here at CNN. The gunman's body, the suspected gunman's body was found inside the plant. The gun was nearby his head. A second person has been killed. Neither individual has been identified.

The gunman may have been an employee or former employee of the company. As well, there may be three to five other people injured and being treated. CNN continuing following developments. We'll now return to Wolf in Washington.

TO ORDER A VIDEO OF THIS TRANSCRIPT, PLEASE CALL 800-CNN-NEWS OR USE OUR SECURE ONLINE ORDER FORM LOCATED AT www.fdch.com


 
 
 
 


 Search   

Back to the top