Published on Aug 5, 2012 by DorkNightRises
Shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin, The police in Wisconsin said Sunday that at least seven people had been killed, including a gunman, at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. Several people including a police officer who had responded to the shooting were injured. The authorities described the scene at the temple as chaotic as they attended to the victims and tried to sort out what had happened. The shootings occurred at about 10:30 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the town of Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee, officials said.
It was also not clear whether more than one shooter was involved.
Bradley Wentlandt, the chief of police in nearby Greenfield, told journalists on the scene that a police officer had exchanged fire with a shooter.
“That officer was shot multiple times,” Mr. Wentlandt said. “The shooter was put down.” He said the injured officer was taken to the hospital and expected to survive. He did not disclose the condition of the shooter.”We don’t know if there are additional shooters inside the temple,” he said. “The situation is very fluid. Tactical operations are ongoing.”
At least three men — all with gunshot wounds — have been admitted to Froedert Hospital, the Milwaukee region’s main trauma center, said Nalissa Wienke, a spokeswoman for the hospital.
One victim had been shot in the head and extremities and another in the abdomen. The third was undergoing evaluation.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported that victims were being removed from the temple’s prayer room and that SWAT team members were sweeping the building. The newspaper reported that the temple’s president, Satwant Kaleka, was among those shot