Police say that seven people were killed, including a gunman. Four of the dead were inside the temple, while three were outside. According to police, an officer was shot multiple times by the gunman and is currently in surgery.
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said the temple shooting is being treated as a “domestic-type terrorist incident,” and that the FBI is handling the criminal investigation.
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The shooting occurred just before 11 AM (12 PM ET).
President Obama responded to the tragedy by saying:
“Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that tragically took so many lives in Wisconsin,” he said. “At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded. My Administration will provide whatever support is necessary to the officials who are responding to this tragic shooting and moving forward with an investigation. As we mourn this loss which took place at a house of worship, we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family.”
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