7 die in US Sikh temple shooting
- Published: 6 Aug 2012 at 04.39
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Seven people are dead after a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on Sunday morning (Sunday night Thailand time), police said.
Two others, a civilian and a police officer, were injured and were being treated at a local hospital.At least one suspected shooter is among the dead, Greenfield, Wis., Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said today.Authorities said they were treating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism.According to information broadcast over police radio, a witness to the shooting told law enforcement the shooter was a white male, bald, with a heavy build. He was wearing a sleeveless T-shirt, according to Oak Creek Patch. He was last seen with two handguns.Police are still trying to determine if there was another shooter involved in the attack, during which at least one gunman walked into the temple around 10:25 a.m. and opened fire. Wentlandt said the calls reporting different shooters may be separate reports of the same gunman."They went to church, not knowing that they might die today," said Simran Kaleka, whose family was in the temple, according to ABC News Radio. "I don't know how sick you have to be to do that, and I don't know if it was directed toward the Sikh culture and them having turbans and having beards, but ignorance is not going to get us anywhere."The first police officer to arrive on scene after a flurry of 911 calls exchanged gunfire with the shooter, receiving multiple...
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