FBI: Temple shooting investigated as domestic terror
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- The FBI says it is investigating whether the shootings by a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were an act of domestic terrorism.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson says in a Sunday night statement that no motive has been determined for the attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. She says the investigation is in its early stages.
The shootings happened about 10:30 a.m. as people were gathering for a service at the temple just south of Milwaukee. Police say the gunman later ambushed an officer tending to a victim before being shot to death by a second officer.
Carlson says the agency's "thoughts are with those affected and particularly the officer who was wounded in the line of duty to protect others."
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee hospital is treating the police officer shot at a Sikh temple south of the city and two other victims. All are in critical condition.
Froederdt Hospital Chief Medical Office Lee Biblo says the three victims of the shooting in suburban Oak Creek are all adult men. The hospital did not immediately identify the police officer or the other two victims.
Hospital spokeswoman Carolyn Bellin says one of the victims had gunshot wounds to the face and extremities, and another had wounds to his abdomen. She did not know which was the police officer, or the nature of the third victim's wounds.
Police said earlier the officer is expected to survive.
Bellin says the hospital is not expecting any more shooting victims.
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Wisconsin say seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman.
Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says tactical officers have been through the temple where shots were fired about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He says they found four people inside the building and three people outside.
He says one of those killed outside is the suspect, who fired on the first officer to arrive. Wentlandt says that officer fired back, killing the suspect. He says the officer is now at an area hospital in surgery.
Wentlandt says police do not believe a second shooter was involved.
He also says the best information he has is that two people, including the officer who was shot, were taken to hospitals.
Oak Creek, Wis. (KTNV) -- Police in Wisconsin said at least seven people are dead, including a shooter, during a massacre at a religious site in Oak Creek on Sunday.
A police officer was also shot and was in surgery at the hospital, according to police spokesman Bradley Wentlandt.
The hospital said they were treating three men who were shot and in critical condition. The police officer was expected to survive.
They said they were preparing for more victims in this "mass casualty incident."
The shootings happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis.