Shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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A shooting has occurred at a temple in Oak Creek, Wisc.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, at least four people were shot just after 10 a.m. on Sunday. The temple's president, Satwant Kaleka, was reportedly among the victims. He has been transported to a local hospital.

A police SWAT team entered the building at some point before noon and evacuated an unknown amount of people. Numerous outlets, including FOX News, are saying that women and children hid in various segments of the building when the shooting broke out.

Right now, nobody knows exactly how many were and are still inside the building. Estimates seem to range from figures as low as 50 to as high as in the hundreds. People reportedly began arriving to the temple as early as 6:30 a.m.

ABC News is reporting that “there are more than a dozen ambulances parked outside the temple, and police moved media and a handful of bystanders to an area near the temple.”

Earlier, the Journal Sentinel reported that they had received information indicating there were two shooters.

FOX is reporting that one has been “put down,” but it’s unknown whether a second is at large or whether a second even existed in the first place.  

We’ll continue to update this story as news comes in.


Police: 'active shooter' killed at scene; 6 others killed at Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin - @ap

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) August 5, 2012

BREAKING: Police say they do not believe there is a second gunman at Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting #templeshooting -RJJ

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 5, 2012

(Kudos Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, FOX News, ABC)


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