A gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in a suburban Milwaukee community of Oak Creek on Sunday, Aug. 5. After two hours of confusion, police have confirmed that at least seven people, including the suspected shooter, were killed.
At least three more were wounded, hospital officials have confirmed.
A 20-year veteran police officer who showed up first on the scene killed the gunman but was hit in the shootout. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
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At the time of the attack, the worshipers were preparing for a meal and many women and children were supposed to be inside the large temple. Even more people could have been hurt if the attack happened just a little later.
The shootings started in the parking lot and continued inside. Smiran Kaleka, the niece of one of the wounded men, said an unknown number of gunmen walked into the kitchen of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and started shooting. She said her mother hadRead More »from Deadly Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin called 'domestic terrorism'