Sunday, August 5, 2012
Police and fire departments are handling a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., south of Milwaukee, where at least seven people, including the gunman, are dead, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and other news organizations. At least three people, including a police officer who exchanged shots with the suspect, have been injured and taken to a hospital.
Police have finished sweeps inside the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis., to insure there was not a second shooter and they are now making sweeps of cars outside, CNN is reporting. One of the reasons they are studying the vehicles is to see if they can find the vehicle the shooter used to reach the scene, if that is how he traveled, according to CNN.
The shooter was a white male in his 30s, Ven Boba Ri, one of the temple’s committee members, tells the Journal-Sentinel.
“It’s pretty much a hate crime,” he tells the news organization. “It’s not an insider.”