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Originally posted by djr33222
There is always a reason...
Unconfirmed Reports: Gunmen made priests lie down & shot them in Sikh Temple. #TempleShooting
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by DerepentLEstranger
Dont know about Martial Law..........
I do know this, this is evil. Anyone that needs to kill for no reason, is evil.
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.
He said no additional suspects were identified but police were investigating reports about the possibility of at least one more gunman being involved.
He called the situation "fluid." Police who entered the temple were trying to identify everyone inside.
"We have no idea," he said of the motive. "It's pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."
'Well-Coordinated Attack' Amardeep Kaleka, a member of the temple whose mother and father were inside at the time of the shooting, told WISN that there were multiple shooters and it was a "well-coordinated" attack. "Post-9/11, a lot of Sikhs were attacked because we wear turbans and we have long beards and Afghanis look like us, and we look like Afghanis," he said. "Post-9/11, multiple were murdered. Murdered in New York, murdered in Phoenix, and there have been plenty of documentary films on that. The threat is always there. We know that threat, but we're a very peaceful community... Today was very, very much out of the blue." -- Amanda Terkel