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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Multiple Injuries, One Policeman shot, One Gunman 'down'.

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Several people have been shot after a gunman opened fire on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Patch reported.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning in Oak Creek.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, witnesses say that as many as 30 people may have been shot.
The AP confirms the incident.

Witnesses told WTMJ that the suspect oped fire inside the temple. Police have not released any information about the suspected shooter and no deaths have been confirmed by authorities.

According to Patch, police scanner reports indicated that the suspect may still be at large.

WISN reports that there are still people inside the temple in what may be a hostage situation. A witness told the Journal-Sentinelsome of the reported hostages may be children.

This is a developing story...


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

"According to the Journal Sentinel, one of the temple’s committee members said the motive for the shooting is unknown, but identified one shooter as a white male who is not a member of the temple, and suggested it may have been “a hate crime.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/shooting-at-wisconsin-sikh-temple-multiple-people-hurt-police/article4464024/

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

yikes another shooting just after TDKR about two weeks ago.......hope this can be resolve quickly

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

I really, really hope this isn't religion-motivated. My thoughts go out to the injureds' families.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

Pretty harsh to attack a religious building.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

Gunman holding hostages at Sikh temple of Wisconsin: witnesses

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

Well if there are in fact multiple shooters it should be an interesting case.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

I really, really hope this isn't religion-motivated. My thoughts go out to the injureds' families.


As much as I openly despise religion..I agree with you..it's one thing to harshly criticize and attempt to tear down the belief itself...it's quite another to heartlessly and violently extinguish the lives of the believers directly. This sounds like a very disturbing situation.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

I've read that the shooter has been "put down".

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Police in Oak Creek, Wisc., outside Milwaukee, say they're trying to determine if there was more than one gunman who opened fire inside a Sikh temple today, injuring many.
Officials say an officer was shot multiple times after he confronted the shooter and is in hospital. He is expected to survive.The gunman was shot and "put down," but police are still trying to secure the building. Dozens of people are reportedly inside hiding.
"This is an ongoing and fluid situation" said the police official, who pleaded with the media not to show images of police activity as they check out the building.
Lee Biblo, chief medical officer of Froedtert Hospital, told CNN that it has received three male patients and is on standby for more patients as needed. Froedtert is the main trauma centre in the community located about 18 kilometres south of Milwaukee.
Biblo said the three are all adults; two were shot in the face and one in the abdomen. They are all in critical condition
WISN television is showing live video from the scene with many police cars and ambulances at the temple's parking lot. Reports say people inside the temple are calling and sending short text messages to people outside.
Police are asking people not to call anyone inside the temple should individuals be trying to hide from the gunman.
Sukhwindar Nagr says he called his brother-in-law's phone and a priest at the temple answered. Nagr says the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot, along with three priests.
Nagr says the priest also said women and children were hiding in closets at the temple.
Oak Creek Police Department says the shooting took place at about 10:40 a.m. local time..
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that multiple people, as many as 20, have been injured.
It's also reporting that a police SWAT team entered the building before noon and took uninjured people out of the temple.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:44 AM

According to someone on the scene, children are being held hostage in the Temple basement and 3 priests have been killed, one an invited guest from India.

FBI and local law enforcement are on scene.

Police tactical teams in stand-off with hostage takers going on currently.

Shooters described as Caucasian, and described as well coordinated attack.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

What are the chances shooters confused the Sikh temple with a mosque..

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

What the hell.

Horrible. :sadno:

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

7 ppl dead including a gunman. wow...

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

I just heard this too. Who could possibly do such thing like this? :sadno:

CNN is reporting 4 dead inside and 3 dead outside.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

What are the chances shooters confused the Sikh temple with a mosque..


Could very well be it, I remember after 9/11, Sikhs got killed by people 'hunting' Muslims.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

What are the chances shooters confused the Sikh temple with a mosque..

Reports say it was a well coordinated attack, so highly unlikely as this seemed planned. Scumbags.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

Could very well be it, I remember after 9/11, Sikhs got killed by people 'hunting' Muslims.


According to the live news feed, there was a 'special guest' from India that came over.

Maybe a coincidence.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

What are the chances shooters confused the Sikh temple with a mosque..


Considering there are very few Americans who actually know the difference this is probably very likely.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

7 ppl dead including a gunman. wow...



4 inside the temple, 3 outside, including a gunman outside.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

They don't believe there is a 2nd shooter at Sikh temple.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:57 AM

They don't believe there is a 2nd shooter at Sikh temple.


It's unconfirmed how many there are.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

yikes another shooting just after TDKR about two weeks ago.......hope this can be resolve quickly

In the case of the TDKR shooting the motive was not religious. It was simply a delusional person acting out his fantasy.

When shootings happen as a result of racial, sexual, political, etc preferences it is such a step back for the world as a whole.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

Could be like the last shooting where there were multiple shooters reported but just ended up being one lunatic.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

In the case of the TDKR shooting the motive was not religious. It was simply a delusional person acting out his fantasy.

When shootings happen as a result of racial, sexual, political, etc preferences it is such a step back for the world as a whole.

Best wishes to all the victims and their families

In the case of the TDKR shooting the motive was not religious. It was simply a delusional person acting out his fantasy.

When shootings happen as a result of racial, sexual, political, etc preferences it is such a step back for the world as a whole.

Best wishes to all the victims and their families


It is a step back for the world as a whole regardless of the 'delusional' motive because of a person's relative ease in purchasing or acquiring a firearm and using it on others.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

Could be like the last shooting where there were multiple shooters reported but just ended up being one lunatic.


Well with media companies, it's better to blow up the situation and say multiple shooters, just to be safe, rather than report one shooter and actually have multiple shooters.

There's also no real way to know how many shooters there actually were. For all we know, one of them could be one of the priests.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

Well with media companies, it's better to blow up the situation and say multiple shooters, just to be safe, rather than report one shooter and actually have multiple shooters.

There's also no real way to know how many shooters there actually were. For all we know, one of them could be one of the priests.


The reports of multiple shooters were being made by people in the temple as they phoned in. The problem isn't the media, it was the reports coming into police and family members by those inside, being made to look like as if there were multiple shooters, probably based on multiple reports by multiple victims in different locations of the temple.

And it wasn't one of them, the shooter was described as a Caucasian man.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

3 men in hospital.....1 in surgery and 2 in critical condition.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

crap, that's terrible. The sad thing is, that the more mass shootings there are, the more it inspires others to follow in their footsteps.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:21 PM

The reports of multiple shooters were being made by people in the temple as they phoned in. The problem isn't the media, it was the reports coming into police and family members by those inside, being made to look like as if there were multiple shooters, probably based on multiple reports by multiple victims in different locations of the temple.

And it wasn't one of them, the shooter was described as a Caucasian man.

The reports of multiple shooters were being made by people in the temple as they phoned in. The problem isn't the media, it was the reports coming into police and family members by those inside, being made to look like as if there were multiple shooters, probably based on multiple reports by multiple victims in different locations of the temple.

And it wasn't one of them, the shooter was described as a Caucasian man.


I know. I was reading the feeds and the reports. I know it was JUST a caucasian man.

But what I was saying was that it is natural for (both the media and the people involved) to assume there is more than one shooter, especially in a state of panic. Also, this is convenient for media companies since it could potentially be a 'bigger story'. I'm saying.. for all we know, there very well COULD be multiple shooters (it appears that there's only one now and people are being rescued) and one of them could be a rogue priest for ALL WE KNOW.
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