Details are still sketchy, but several people are reported wounded in a shooting at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in suburban Milwaukee. There may also be hostages being held inside the temple. Reportedly one police officer responding to a 911 call exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects who was “put down.” The officer was wounded but is expected to survive.
The shooting took place about 10:30 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that at least four people were shot, including the president of the temple, Satwant Kaleka, who was taken to a hospital. There are unconfirmed reports of as many as 25-30 people being shot.
Greenfield, Wisc., police chief Brad Wentlandt indicated that the building is being “methodically searched” to determine if there are additional gunmen involved. The chief has not confirmed the number of injuries.
According to the Fox News affiliate, police are describing the situation as a “very fluid, ongoing situation.”
The Journal Sentinel adds that
Someone who sent a text message to a Journal Sentinel reporter shortly before noon said that there were two shooters with children possibly as hostages.
And the head priest was locked inside a restroom with a cell phone and that there were as many as 20 to 30 victims.
Numerous police agencies, including SWAT teams and the FBI, are on the scene.
A spokesman for the Medical College of Wisconsin, said three adult males were being treated at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa for gunshot wounds in connection with this incident.
Update: Seven people now confirmed dead, including the shooter, according to the Fox News affiliate.
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