Wisconsin Shooting Update

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At least 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?

[photo: seattletimes]

Breaking News: Sikh Temple Shooting

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At least four people are dead and many more are wounded in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Police have released little information regarding victims or the number of shooters, but scanner reports indicate at least 20 people are wounded while one of the suspects was "put down." Witnesses inside described as many as four gunmen, one of them being a white male with a heavy build and wearing a sleeveless t-shirt.

The first officer on the scene was shot multiple times, and was transported to a nearby hospital. He is expected to survive.


Developing: Gunman Kills 12 At Colorado Dark Knight Rises Premiere [UPDATED]

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A masked gunman identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, armed with a rifle, a shotgun, and two handguns, entered a theater outside Denver, CO, this morning just minutes after the 12:05 a.m. premiere of The Dark Knight Rises began, killing at least 12 people and wounding at least 71.

A witness said Holmes entered the Aurora theater through the emergency exit, "threw a canister across the theater," unleashing gas, "then started shooting." Another witness said movie-goers were confused; they thought the sound of gunfire was from the movie.

Witness Christ Jones told Denver ABC affiliate KMGH:

We were maybe 20 or 30 minutes into the movie and all you hear, first you smell smoke, everybody thought it was fireworks or something like that, and then you just see people dropping and the gunshots are constant. I heard at least 20 to 30 rounds within that minute or two.

Holmes was arrested outside the theater. Officials are searching his apartment, which is "booby-trapped" with "very sophisticated" explosives.

Holmes had no history with police other than a speeding ticket. He went to high school in San Diego; he was studying medicine at the University of Colorado Denver but withdrew last month. Two of the medical school's facilities have been closed.

Here's what we know:

[lat / dailyintel]