At least four people were shot just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, and a police SWAT team entered the building before noon and brought uninjured people out of the building at 7512 S. Howell Ave.
Victims were being taken out of the temple.
Among those who were shot was the president of the temple.
People were in the temple as early as 6:30 a.m. Sunday and many more were arriving for a service that was to begin about 11:30 a.m.
There were reports that children were taken to the building’s basement after shots were fired.
In an early report, the head priest, locked in a restroom with a cell phone, claimed that that there were as many as 20-30 victims. Other early reports claimed that there might be a hostage situation with multiple shooters. As for motive, committee member Ven Boba Ri told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that while things were not clear as of yet, ”it’s pretty much a hate crime. It’s not an insider.”
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