Six dead, three injured in Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting; gunman killed by police
Posted by satyrikon στο Αύγουστος 6, 2012
OAK CREEK, Wis. — A gunman opened fire Sunday and killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee before he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the first officer to respond to the chaotic scene, authorities said.
The shootings happened before 10:30 a.m., when witnesses said several dozen people were gathering at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin for a service. Hours of uncertainty followed as police in tactical gear and carrying assault rifles surrounded the temple with armoured vehicles and ambulances.
A crowd gathered outside as officers descended on the temple and some spoke of talking or exchanging text messages with people inside. Some said they had heard there were multiple shooters, others spoke of women and children held hostage.
The first official word from police was that they didn’t know how many victims or suspects were involved. But a short time later, after an extensive…
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