Skip to comments.Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead
Posted on 08/05/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT by Red Steel
By NBC News and wire services
Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said.
Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin.
A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded to the scene and confronted a gunman outstide the temple. The officer was shot multiple times, Wendlandt said. The officer returned fire, striking and killing the gunman. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital where he was undergoing surgery.
Wendlandt said four bodies were found inside the temple and three, including the suspected gunman, were outside.
He did not identify or describe the victims.
Earlier, at least four people were seen covered on the ground outside the temple. The temple's president was among those shot, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
Sukhwindar Nagr, of Racine, said he called his brother-in-law's phone and a priest at the temple answered, The Associated Press reported. Nagr said the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot
A temple committee member, Ven Boba Ri, told the Journal-Sentinel that people inside the temple described the shooter was a white male in his 30s.
"We have no idea," he said of the motive. "It's pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."
Ri told the Journal-Sentinel the gunman walked up to a priest who was standing outside the temple and shot him. Then he went inside and started shooting.
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The Gun’s fault.
We need to legalize Gay Marriage and raise taxes and stuff like this won’t happen.
Of course he would be.
dnfws...no words found in this word list...
Perhaps it is some Pakistani Muslim Terrorist attack on the Sikh temple.
And so the rash of media-driven copy-cats begins!
The wacko from Arizona should have been hung already, the nut-job in Colorado should not live more than another two weeks.
If they are sane enough to plan mayhem, they are sane enough to execute.
The media needs to stop glorifying these turds, refuse to use their names, initials only, or just refer to them as “P.O.S. #3”.
In this case the nut is dead, good!
Who shot him?
On duty, or off?
In any case, he was stopped by someone with a gun, not stern looks or please from victims.
OK, shot by on-duty cop, good.
Too bad the temple members only have an exemption to carry knives where and when the rest of us may not.
Knife at a gun fight, six members dead.
Nuts can turn up anywhere, CCW and OCW needs to be legal everywhere too.
Gotta be a Tea Party member. They’re all so racist and violent. (SARC)
Is this another false flag like the Colorado shooter? Obama is getting really desperate. IMO
A hate crime? A hate crime is killing someone? No **** Sherlock! What was your first clue? Sherlock's investigation is completed, a "hate" crime was committed.
India’s prime minister is a Sikh. There will probably be strong condemnation from India as this news spreads.
Not ever event is a ‘false flag’. There are real nuts and criminals out there.
Or, forgive my cynicism, another gunman somehow 'put up to' mass murder, sacrificing lives, in an effort to have private ownership of firearms banned in the USA.
Could be . . . . could be . . . ; we will see.
I found it interesting that Holmes’ psychiatrist appears to be connected with the psychiatrist who treated Timothy McVeigh. Just curious.
FR needs a default face palm icon for idiotic posts like yours.
It is a pretty far degree of separation. Only nuts like Alex Jones are seeing it as a close relationship (both working in the Pentagon at different times).
Fine, you don’t think it is odd that the news stopped covering the Colorado incident as soon as Hillary didn’t sign that treaty? You don’t think that they will try again?
“We have no idea, it’s pretty much a hate crime”.
Alex Jones was not the first person to be talking about the connections and there is more than just working at the Pentagon at different times.
Wow, that's ALMOST a normal weekend in Chicago!
NO, not when the People turned out in huge numbers to purchase more weapons.
Dude in CO, this dude are nut cases, quit looking for the bogey man under your bed.
When I lived in New Mexico in the 90s, they were THE security for all the government buildings and banks.
This shooter wouldn’t have made it past the temple gates.
And stack even more illegals into pickup trucks.
Okay, you tell me why: After the Colorado shooting I googled the connection between the doctors and there were hundreds of thousands of hits and when I googled it just now, there were 7.
Each time some crud commits this sort of mayhem a couple of similar incidents follow shortly afterward.
This would be #2 after Aurora, expect at least one more.
Seems the lunatics all want to the “Most” famous of the moment, they appear to be in competition for liberal media attention.
Media coverage has to be at least as responsible for these incidents as video games, single parents, and “Moral decline”.
The media are careful to use these vermin’s full names, including their middle name.
When I was growing up using a persons full name was a sign of respect.
Compare how often the media use Mitt Romneys FULL name.
ABC and Brian Ross are reporting that the shooter was a Tea Party member.
This is too bad, Sikh’s are GOOD people!
Exactly. The media is causing what they say they are trying to stop .And the media are doing it on purpose.
> When I lived in New Mexico in the 90s, they were THE
> security for all the government buildings and banks.
The security company Securitas which provides security for many government, military and private buildings in the US and other countries is owned by a Sikh. Among those they hire are retired FBI agents, military and local police officers.
Buckingham Palace Guard
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for the officer involved.
It's a theory on your part. No better than anybody else's at this point.
NBC is reporting that Sarah Palin thought that WI would be a battleground state and that she is helping the GOP to target WI. Reporters are being dispatched to AK to question her involvement with this hate crime.
Harry Reid has stated that he has an unidentified source that the Romney campaign knew about the shooter, but failed to notify authorities.
Mayor Bloomberg says that the Shiks should not have carried knives in their turbans and these items should be banned.
moslem convert alert, ‘kill the heathens wherever you find him’ from the koran
Any bets on how long it will take the MSM to blame this on the Tea Party and conservative Republicans? I suppose I should toss Rush and FOX News onto that list. I’m guessing less than 24 hours.
In Santa Fe the company was AKAL Security. Another Sikh owned company. They also hire ex FBI, Mil, and PD.
And yes Sikhs are good people.
A connector can always be found. Knowing when it matters is the difference in rationality and insanity.
Noooo...illegals need to be given a free Chevy Volt when the cross the border...then those crazy things wont happen...
If I remember correctly, the last shooting in a Sikh temple, was carried out by another Sikh.
For entertainment purposes only I link the Kos thread, or basically everyone’s crazy anti-white, anti-gun, anti everything thead.
> In Santa Fe the company was AKAL Security. Another Sikh
> owned company. They also hire ex FBI, Mil, and PD.
My error: I meant to write Akal, not Securitas. Thanks.
Am I correct that the Sikhs have been experiencing attacks in many countries recently? Why do they have such fierce enemies?
I'm not sure Alex Jones is a nut. It seems like all the things he's been predicting over the years are pretty much happening. And, unlike the vast majority of our media, he does provide plenty of corroborating material from other valid media sources.
I can’t help wondering if the gunman mistook Sihk turbans for muzzie raghead headpieces.
For entertainment purposes only I link the Kos thread, or basically everyones crazy anti-white, anti-gun, anti everything thead.
Poll duly freeped. Currently stands at 342 to 41 in favor of gun control.
Without their little turban thingies they could be at times confuse the idiotic Chief Moose types as to their “race.”
Beyond the nuts at this particular thread who see gun control as the PC issue in which to drub the GOP you simply do not have to go far into leftdom to find violent nutters who are fascinated with “gun violence.” One time at some crappy peak oil site I was lectured by some Mommy Professor type about the need for gun control, but one thread down the list her cohorts were dreaming of shooting conservatives with yes “guns.” So I mentioned to this overpaid idiot that she wanted to disarm and criminalize at least half the posters to that site, instant silence and never seen another post by that idiot.