A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said.
Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin.
A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded to the scene and confronted a gunman outstide the temple. The officer was shot multiple times, Wendlandt said. The officer returned fire, striking and killing the gunman. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital where he was undergoing surgery.
Wendlandt said four bodies were found inside the temple and three, including the suspected gunman, were outside.
He did not identify or describe the victims.
He said no additional suspects were identified but police were investigating reports about the possibility of at least one more gunman being involved.
He called the situation "fluid." Police who entered the temple were trying to identify everyone inside.
Wendlandt asked media to refrain from showing live pictures, including aerials, of the ongoing police operation at the temple.
Earlier, at least four people were seen covered on the ground outside the temple. The temple's president was among those shot, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
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