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    BREAKING: Shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis.

    Original post: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinelis reporting that multiple people, an undetermined number between 8 and 20, have been injured in a shooting incident at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., just south of Milwaukee.
    The shooting took place around 11 a.m. local time at the Sikh Temple, 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek.


    Update at 1:07 ET: Reports of 20 to 30 shot at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, possible hostages, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
    There are reports that the head priest was locked inside a restroom with a cell phone and said there were as many as 30 victims in temple.
    As of about noon, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said it had not been called to the scene.
    Meanwhile, Brookfield police officers were dispatched to the Sikh Temple at 3675 N. Calhoun Road as a precaution in the aftermath of the Oak Creek shooting.


    Update at 1:13 ET: Two shooters are possibly still inside with children as hostages, according to someone who sent a text message to a Journal Sentinel reporter, the Journal-Sentinel reports.
    CNN is reporting that the shooter is at large.
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    Officer shot when he confronted the shooter. While wounded he shot and I believe killed the guy. Officer being treated at hospital. All I got at the moment.
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    Confirmed - Bad guy was killed by responding officer who was wounded in gunfight and is in surgery in critical condition. Prayers.
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    This was pretty close to home. Maybe it'll cause some of the retired farmers and houswives on our village board to wake up and realize that it can happen anywhere, and we should be prepared.

    I haven't heard much, but it sounds like the officer did a good active shooter response.
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    As an update, the first officer on the scene was ambushed and shot. The second officer engaged the shooter and killed his worthless ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Confirmed - Bad guy was killed by responding officer who was wounded in gunfight and is in surgery in critical condition. Prayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    As an update, the first officer on the scene was ambushed and shot. The second officer engaged the shooter and killed his worthless ass.
    Worthless indeed. 20 to 30 victims, 7 confirmed dead, including the shooter who was white.

    the head priest was locked inside a restroom with a cell phone and that there were as many as 20 to 30 victims.

    One of the temple's committee members, Ven Boba Ri, said that based on communication with people inside the temple, 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."

    According to Ri, the man started shooting after he walked up to a priest who was standing outside, and shot him.

    Then he went inside and started shooting.
    According to the last update that I read, this is being treated as a Terrorist Act and a hate crime. The FBI and ATF are involved. This is not going to be good. Sikhs from the Punjabi region in India are generally a peaceful loving people. Fairly devout in their religion, but highly respective of others, including their respective religions. Very closely tightly knit, too.

    The Sikhs have long been persecuted for their religion, both in their homeland and here in America because of their similarities in dress to some of those in Muslim countries and their language as well. I work with some Sikhs and have some in my van-pool whom I would classify as friends. There is a strong possibility that my friends would know the victims, even if it is half way across the nation. They like it here in America where one can worship how and whenever they please without retribution.


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