At least seven people are dead and several injured after a shooting at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Police are still sorting out the chaotic scene, but at least one gunman opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. The first officer on the scene killed the shooter in a gunfight and was hit several times himself, but is expected to live. A police SWAT team entered before noon and was sweeping the building when an explosion was heard inside.
At least 20 to 30 people are reported injured, some critically. The temple president is among the wounded and is undergoing treatment at a hospital. Early reports indicated multiple shooters, but authorities are saying they believe there was just one. “We have no idea,” said a temple committee member of the motive. “It’s pretty much a hate crime. It’s not an insider.” Wisconsin police say the FBI is handling the investigation and treating it as a domestic terrorism case, theAP reports.
The man suspected of killing six at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday before being shot dead by a cop has been identified as Wade Michael Page, sources tellFox News. The 40-year-old was an Army vet with ties to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, but CBS News notes that it’s unclear how and why he left the military. A press conference has been scheduled for 10am.