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Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead

A 30 year old white male entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek at approximately 10:25a.m. and opened fire on the crowd shortly before services were scheduled to begin killing six people, including the temple's president Satwant Kaleka, and wounding twenty three people.

A 20 year law enforcement veteran responded to the scene in response to multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired and engaged the gunman, killing him outside the temple. The officer was wounded multiple times in the exchange and is currently undergoing surgery at the hospital.

Tactical teams responded and swept the temple clear finding no additional gunmen despite reports of multiple shooters.

From Paul J. Browne, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Police Department:
“The NYPD is increasing coverage in and around Sikh temples in New York City today, including the deployment of Critical Response Vehicles, as a precaution in the wake of the Wisconsin shooting. There is no known threat against Sikh temples in New York City, however, the coverage is being put in place out of an abundance of caution.”