four seven people are dead, including the alleged gunman, in a shooting at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb. The shooting is being treated as a "domestic terrorist-type incident," according to Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards.
Early reports estimated as many as four gunmen, but as police cleared the scene, it became evident there was only one. The first officer on the scene engaged the gunman and was hit several times. He was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive.
The Oak Creek congregation is comprised of as many as 400 Sikh Indians, and has been a part of the community for many years, with no prior incidents. One member went on record to sum up the feelings of many in the congregation:
Nobody's angry here. We're just confused. Was this a random act? Was this directed at us because of the way we look?