Skip to comments.Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead
Posted on 08/05/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT by Red Steel
By NBC News and wire services
Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said.
Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin.
A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded to the scene and confronted a gunman outstide the temple. The officer was shot multiple times, Wendlandt said. The officer returned fire, striking and killing the gunman. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital where he was undergoing surgery.
Wendlandt said four bodies were found inside the temple and three, including the suspected gunman, were outside.
He did not identify or describe the victims.
Earlier, at least four people were seen covered on the ground outside the temple. The temple's president was among those shot, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
Sukhwindar Nagr, of Racine, said he called his brother-in-law's phone and a priest at the temple answered, The Associated Press reported. Nagr said the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot
A temple committee member, Ven Boba Ri, told the Journal-Sentinel that people inside the temple described the shooter was a white male in his 30s.
"We have no idea," he said of the motive. "It's pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."
Ri told the Journal-Sentinel the gunman walked up to a priest who was standing outside the temple and shot him. Then he went inside and started shooting.
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The Gun’s fault.
We need to legalize Gay Marriage and raise taxes and stuff like this won’t happen.
Of course he would be.
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Perhaps it is some Pakistani Muslim Terrorist attack on the Sikh temple.
And so the rash of media-driven copy-cats begins!
The wacko from Arizona should have been hung already, the nut-job in Colorado should not live more than another two weeks.
If they are sane enough to plan mayhem, they are sane enough to execute.
The media needs to stop glorifying these turds, refuse to use their names, initials only, or just refer to them as “P.O.S. #3”.
In this case the nut is dead, good!
Who shot him?
On duty, or off?
In any case, he was stopped by someone with a gun, not stern looks or please from victims.
OK, shot by on-duty cop, good.
Too bad the temple members only have an exemption to carry knives where and when the rest of us may not.
Knife at a gun fight, six members dead.
Nuts can turn up anywhere, CCW and OCW needs to be legal everywhere too.
Gotta be a Tea Party member. They’re all so racist and violent. (SARC)
Is this another false flag like the Colorado shooter? Obama is getting really desperate. IMO
A hate crime? A hate crime is killing someone? No **** Sherlock! What was your first clue? Sherlock's investigation is completed, a "hate" crime was committed.
India’s prime minister is a Sikh. There will probably be strong condemnation from India as this news spreads.
Not ever event is a ‘false flag’. There are real nuts and criminals out there.
Or, forgive my cynicism, another gunman somehow 'put up to' mass murder, sacrificing lives, in an effort to have private ownership of firearms banned in the USA.
Could be . . . . could be . . . ; we will see.
I found it interesting that Holmes’ psychiatrist appears to be connected with the psychiatrist who treated Timothy McVeigh. Just curious.
FR needs a default face palm icon for idiotic posts like yours.
It is a pretty far degree of separation. Only nuts like Alex Jones are seeing it as a close relationship (both working in the Pentagon at different times).
Fine, you don’t think it is odd that the news stopped covering the Colorado incident as soon as Hillary didn’t sign that treaty? You don’t think that they will try again?
“We have no idea, it’s pretty much a hate crime”.