A shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has left at least seven dead and three more treated for injuries.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says about 400 people were gathered at The Sikh temple of Wisconsin for Sunday morning services when a white male believed to be in his 30s started shooting inside.
Acting as public information officer, Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says a shoot-out broke out between the gunman and one of the first officers on the scene. Wentlandt says the 20-year veteran and "accomplished tactical officer" brought down the suspect, but sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the process. He was brought to the local Foredtert Hospital in Wauwatosa for treatment of his injuries.
Wentlandt described the scene as "an ongoing and very fluid situation." Four of the victims were killed inside the temple, and three slain outside the building. He says they have no idea of the motive, saying it looks like "pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."
Among those shot is the president of the temple, Satwant Kaleka, who was taken to a hospital.
Numerous police agencies responded to the scene to assist Oak Creek, including the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Oak Creek police will hold a press conference Monday at 10:00 AM to release more information.
More information is available from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Photo used with permission of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.