Sikh Temple Oak Creek
Published: August 5, 2012
Sikh Temple Oak Creek, A mass shooting has occurred at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., just outside Milwaukee.At least four people have been reported injured in the mass shooting and no suspect has been identified. Hospitals in the area were told to be ready for up to 20 shooting victims, according to police radio reports.
Some members of the temple are still inside the temple and are hiding, believing that a gunman may still be inside the building, according to ABC News affiliate WISN.
According to local reports, a gunman walked into the church and opened fire around 10:34 a.m., shortly before a prayer service was scheduled to begin.
Among those shot was the president of the temple, accoding to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Journal Sentinel said a SWAT team entered the temple after the shooting and evacuated the uninjured members.
According to information broadcast over police radio, a witness to the shooting told law enforcement the shooter was a white male, bald, with a heavy build. He was wearing a sleeveless T-shirt, according to Oak Creek Patch. He was last seen with two handguns.
A spokeswoman for Froedert Hospital, the main trauma center in the Milwaukee area, said that two men were taken there and the hospital was ready to receive more.
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