Police: 7 dead, including suspect, at Sikh temple shooting

Police: 7 dead, including suspect, at Sikh temple shooting

August 5th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

OAK CREEK, Wis. - Police in Wisconsin say seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman.

A man wipes away tears outside the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis., where a police say a gunman killed six people before he was fatally shot by a law officer.

Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says tactical officers have been through the temple where shots were fired about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He says they found four people inside the building and three people outside.

He says one of those killed outside is the suspect, who fired on the first officer to arrive. Wentlandt says that officer fired back, killing the suspect. He says the officer is now at an area hospital in surgery.

Wentlandt says police do not believe a second shooter was involved.

He also says the best information he has is that two people, including the officer who was shot, were taken to hospitals.