Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.
UPDATE 2: Via CNN.
More details are coming out, and the shooting has been called a “domestic terrorist-type incident” by police. Four bodies were found in the temple, and three outside,
… including a gunman shot by a police officer … .
The officer was wounded but ‘returned fire, and that shooter was put down,’ said Bradley Wentlandt, the police chief in nearby Greenfield, who briefed reporters. …
At an afternoon news conference, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said that authorities are treating the shooting as a ‘domestic terrorist-type incident,’ adding that the FBI will head the investigation.
Two semi-automatic handguns believed used by the shooter were recovered from the scene, a law enforcement source directly involved in the investigation told CNN.
At least three wounded, including the officer, were being treated at Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital, spokeswoman Carolyn Bellin told CNN. All three were in critical condition. …
UPDATE: More from JSonline here:
At least seven people were killed, including one shooter, just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, police said.
Four of the dead were inside the temple at 7512 S. Howell Ave. and three of the dead, including a shooter, were outside the temple.
A police SWAT team entered the building before noon and brought uninjured people out of the building at 7512 S. Howell Ave.
They started removing injured people from the temple’s prayer room.
SWAT team members were still sweeping the building about 1 p.m. and an explosion was heard from the building at that time. It was unclear what the explosion was.
The first officer on the scene encountered an active shooter and exchanged fire with him, according to Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt who briefed media on the scene.
The shooter went down and is believed to be dead, said Wentlandt, who is acting as police spokesman for the incident. He said authorities had no evidence of a second shooter.
Wentlandt said the officer was hit multiple times, but is expected to survive. He said the officer was a 20-year veteran and “an extremely accomplished tactical officer.” He was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa where he was in surgery just before 2 p.m.
Original post is below.
Four people were shot and killed in a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, with SWAT dispatched. Go here for a video.
In Milwaukee, via the Journal Sentinel:
At least four shot at Sikh Temple, victims being taken out
At least four people were shot just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, and a police SWAT team entered the building before noon and brought uninjured people out of the building at 7512 S. Howell Ave.
Victims were being taken out of the temple.
Among those who were shot was the president of the temple. …
There were reports that children were taken to the building’s basement after shots were fired. …
One of the temple’s committee members, Ven Boba Ri, said that based on communication with people inside the temple, the shooter was a white male in his 30s.
According to Ri, the man started shooting after he walked up to a priest who was standing outside, and shot him.
Then he went inside and started shooting. …
Oak Creek police were not giving out any information at this point. …
Meanwhile, Brookfield police officers were dispatched to the Sikh Temple at 3675 N. Calhoun Road as a precaution in the aftermath of the Oak Creek shooting.