7 dead at sikh temple shooting

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There was another shooting today in Wisconsin. There aren't many details so far but it isn't too hard to guess at a motive with the information that has leaked.

OAK CREEK, Wis. - Seven people were killed and at least three people wounded in a shooting incident at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee Sunday morning.

Among those killed was the gunman, who shot one police officer helping a victim ten times. The officer survived the shooting. The suspected gunman was later confronted and killed by another officer outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, near Milwaukee. Officials have indicated this is likely the work of a lone gunman.

Law enforcement sources tell CBS News the alleged gunman was 40 years old, and apparently lived locally in the area. A search is being conducted of his house.

Officials say he was armed with a 9-millimeter, semi-automatic pistol. The ATF has recovered the weapon and is running a trace. A second gun found at the scene belonged to one of the police officers who confronted the gunman outside the temple.

The suspect, described as heavily tattooed, wore a white t-shirt and black military BDU pants. He also had ammunition pouches.

While the local police have labeled this attack "domestic terrorism," federal sources urge caution with that because the investigation is in its very early stages.

The working theory is that he acted alone. Local police are saying they'll have more information Monday morning at a 10 a.m. news conference.

Paul Piaskoski of CBS affiliate WDJT-TV in Milwaukee reports the children inside the temple taking part in a birthday party in the basement of the facility were among the first to hear the gunfire. They allegedly first thought it was fireworks. When they realized it was gunfire, they were the ones who ran and warned the adults.

The police officer who was shot multiple times while helping a victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is in surgery. Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said the officer, a 20-year veteran, is expected to survive.

The gunman then confronted a second officer, who returned fire, striking and killing the suspect.

Wentlandt said emergency medical personnel identified seven people dead - four inside the temple and three outside, including the suspect.

"Because of the heroic efforts of the officers," said Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards, "they stopped this from being worse than it could have been."

Edwards referred to the shooting as "a domestic terror-type incident," and said that the FBI will be taking over the criminal investigation, assisted by local police and other agencies.
 

GrumpyStang

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Should have been wielding their kirpans.

But seriously this was probably done by some tard who think Sikhs are Muslims
 

idioteque

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But seriously this was probably done by some tard who think Sikhs are Muslims

That or a member of a supremacist group who doesn't like any of them foreigners. The fact that this was labeled a domestic terrorist act makes me think that is the most likely scenario.
 

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It's starting to sound like the shooter was a white supremacist. Another article I read said that he had a 9/11 tattoo so the anti-muslim thing is also possible. Probably a combination of both.

An Army veteran with possible ties to white supremacist groups was identified on Monday morning as the tattooed gunman who opened fire a day earlier at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six people before being shot to death by a police officer.

Authorities said they believe Wade Michael Page, 40, acted alone in the massacre. However, they also released a photograph of another man described as a “person of interest” who was seen near the temple in Oak Creek, Wis., after the killings.

“He looked suspicious and so we wanted to talk to him,” Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said at a morning news conference. “He left the scene before anyone could question him.”

About 24 hours after the massacre, a few details were starting to emerge about the man who allegedly carried out what was being called a “possible act of domestic terrorism.” He had only lived in the Milwaukee area a short time and officials from both the FBI and local police said he was never on their radar as someone capable of such violence.

“Nobody knew that this guy was a threat,” Teresa Carlson, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Milwaukee office, said. “That’s the problem with these types of cases.”

It was still unclear what Page did for a living or what brought him to Wisconsin. He served more than six years in the Army but left in 1998. Reports of what he did after that are spotty.
 

GrumpyStang

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Apparently the guy that did this went to the same HS as my stepdad. He was a year below my stepdad though
 
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