7 dead in shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin - WKRN News 2

7 dead in shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin

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Family members wait outside a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where a gunman opened fire, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/AP Photo) Family members wait outside a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where a gunman opened fire, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/AP Photo)

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Police in Wisconsin say seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman.

Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says tactical officers have been through the temple where shots were fired about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He says they found four people inside the building and three people outside. 

He says one of those killed outside is the suspect, who fired on the first officer to arrive. Wentlandt says that officer fired back, killing the suspect. He says the officer is now at an area hospital in surgery.

Wentlandt says police do not believe a second shooter was involved.

He also says the best information he has is that two people, including the officer who was shot, were taken to hospitals.

Obama 'deeply saddened' by shooting at Sikh temple

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama are "deeply saddened" by the killing of at least six people Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

In a statement issued by the White House, Obama tells the people of Oak Creek, Wis., that "the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers." He says, "Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded."

The president says his administration will provide "whatever support is necessary" to those investigating the shooting.

Obama stressed "how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs," whom he describes as "part of our broader American family."

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