Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gunman Kills 6 in Wisconsin Before Dying in Shootout
New York Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | by Steven Yaccino

Posted on 08/05/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

OAK CREEK, Wis. — In what the police called an act of domestic terrorism, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple here on Sunday, killing at least six worshipers and injuring three others before being shot and killed in the parking lot.

The rampage ended in a shootout with the police. The gunman ambushed one of the first officers who arrived at the temple, shooting him several times, before another officer killed him, the authorities said Sunday afternoon. The officer remained in critical condition at a nearby hospital, along with the other two shooting victims.

The police did not release any details about the gunman or a possible motive for the shooting.

John Edwards, the police chief in Oak Creek, said at a news conference that the F.B.I. would lead the investigation because the shootings were being treated as an act of domestic terrorism.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: banglist; india; sikh; sikhs; wadepage; waronterror; wisconsin; wot
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-70 last
To: Oldeconomybuyer

51 posted on 08/05/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: All

Heads up... The perp is a white supremacist and a former Army vet..


52 posted on 08/05/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I don’t know, how did he get his fake birth certificate made? Did HE do it? Doubtful. 0bama has entire agencies at his disposal.. All it takes is a few willing participants.


53 posted on 08/05/2012 6:04:17 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

I guess my post was deleted.


54 posted on 08/05/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT by mark1973
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
I do not know whether or not you are correct, though one report did imply a tattoo in remembrance of 9/11.

Prayers for the victims, the wounded and their family members.

55 posted on 08/05/2012 6:46:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: al baby

Consider yourself flamed!:)


56 posted on 08/05/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
Heads up... The perp is a white supremacist and a former Army vet..

And he lives on E. Holmes St.

57 posted on 08/05/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
info regarding perp in paragraphs 3 and 4 ... http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/sikh-temple-shooting-175002467.html
58 posted on 08/05/2012 7:10:17 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: no-to-illegals

officals told NBC News the suspect, who served in the U.S. Army, had many tattoos. The suspect had some kind of radical or white supremacist views but, as far as officials said they had heard, he was not in any kind of radical organization. His previous run-ins with law enforcement involved traffic offenses, they said.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/05/13130110-gunman-opens-fire-at-sikh-temple-in-wisconsin-7-dead?lite


59 posted on 08/05/2012 7:16:57 PM PDT by jennychase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

And Fast and Furious was also just a figment of our paranoid imagination.

Was it also “It really is a silly thiing to even suggest” the Joker’s $26k in guns and ammo happen to match the $26K in a Gubmit grant couple of months ago? Coincidence, oh really??


60 posted on 08/05/2012 7:17:46 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Never on my watch
At least two dozen ambulances responded, including from Oak Creek, Caledonia, North Shore Fire, Greenfield and West Allis. Those ambulances had moved to the temple about 12:40 p.m.

As of about 3:45 p.m., the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said it had not been called to the scene.

The Joint Terrorism Task Force, a collection of federal, state and local law enforcement, was on the scene of the shooting by 1 p.m. Those task forces, several of which are situated around the country, typically work quietly to prevent terrorism attacks but also respond to mass shootings to help coordinate law enforcement. Sources said it was too early to say if this will be considered an act of terrorism.

Was curious how the Feds responded so fast

They apparently got to the scene about 20 minutes after the Ambulances.

We now have Federal paramilitary forces set up that can be anywhere in the country in minutes to take over a situation and "help coordinate law enforcement".

They also take their orders from POTUS and US Attorney general.

In other words, American Gestapo.

61 posted on 08/05/2012 7:22:13 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Aryan Brotherhood is the most likely group affiliation then. Heavily tattooed Hispanics don’t have the motivation and if he was a white supremacist he would have as much distain for Sikhs as any other “foreigner”. I’ll still wait for a name and house search to comment further. Ironic that the people he shot are more Aryan than he most likely.


62 posted on 08/05/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Rome2000

I expect more of these ‘False Flag’ events,with less and less time between each,as we get closer to the election. They can’t achieve their goals untill they Take away our God Given Second Ammendment Right’s ( Which they won’t be able to take away ),but,to at least attempt that,they need a pretext.


63 posted on 08/05/2012 7:39:40 PM PDT by mark1973
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: Uri’el-2012
Woman Says Her Son is Landlord of Gunman in Temple Shooting

As authorities searched a home in Cudahy Sunday evening believed to be the residence of the man who shot and killed six people at an Oak Creek Sikh temple, a woman whose son owns that home shed some light on the alleged shooter.

The mother of the suspect’s landlord told Patch Sunday she believed the man had “just broken up with his girlfriend.”

“He’s a renter,” said the woman, whom Patch is not identifying. “He’s new actually. He rented a room with my son.”

The woman said she is “completely freaked out” and that she believes her son found the man as a renter for his home in the 3700 block of E. Holmes Avenue “through an ad.”

“He lived with my son for three weeks, then the house across the street became empty, and he moved there,” she said.

Her son owns both houses, so he remained the man’s landlord, she said.

The suspect's landlord, who was also the suspect's roommate for several weeks, is the brother of a local suburban police detective.

She said that she doesn’t know much about the man, other than his first name, because she couldn’t reach her son Sunday night because he was being interviewed by the police on Sunday night.

“He called to tell me he was being questioned and wouldn’t be able to talk,” she said.

“He was quiet. He worked second shift,” she said of the alleged shooter, who has not been named by authorities. “They (her son and the shooter) both worked a lot, so they never got to see each other.”

She said she remembered the man had just broken up with his girlfriend because “he mentioned that to my son. Then he wanted to move on his own. So he moved to the duplex across the street.”

64 posted on 08/05/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT by wtd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have worked with the Sikhs on South Asian issues for a number of years. From my experience with them, I know this is being taken hard.

The authorities do not seem to be releasing very much information.

Let us hold this in prayer. I know it will be appreciated.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/suspect_police_down_outside_sikh_hLTztvtaiAJvFucMYOp1WO


65 posted on 08/05/2012 8:30:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wtd

Of course we don’t have the name ourselves,so we can look up this guys background and hopefully try to get to the bottom of this.


66 posted on 08/05/2012 8:35:09 PM PDT by mark1973
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: Candor7

Excellent points, and people need to be aware of all the possibilities, and to look at history, seeing how often governments have engaged in violence and deception.


67 posted on 08/05/2012 10:19:32 PM PDT by BlackVeil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Sikh Temple shootout update

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping.


68 posted on 08/06/2012 1:08:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Another well written article.
The rampage ended in a shootout with the police. The gunman ambushed one of the first officers who arrived at the temple, shooting him several times, before another officer killed him, the authorities said Sunday afternoon.

Sounds like the second officer killed the first.

Where’s the dog?


69 posted on 08/06/2012 6:08:25 AM PDT by glyptol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: Lady Heron

I stand by my statement.

Killing anyone because they are of a different religion is wrong.

religions that believe they need to rid the earth of others is wrong. that was my point.

probably did not state my belief very well.


70 posted on 08/06/2012 7:55:31 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-70 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson