At least 4 dead at Oak creek Sikh Temple. Possibly 20-30 shooting victims. One, perhaps two gunman are still on the loose. Milwaukee SWAT is on the scene.
Please don't call anyone inside the temple to check on them, they might be hiding.
WTMJ is reporting that multiple people may have been shot outside the temple.WTMJ article
Witnesses told Tom Murray of TODAY'S TMJ4 that someone opened fire inside the temple at a time of Sunday morning worship.JSOnline article
There are reports that the head priest was locked inside a restroom with a cell phone and said there was as many as 30 victims in temple.
CNN is running this live now.
11:00 AM PT: According to the police update on CNN live:
The first reporting officer was shot and is at a hospital and is expected to survive.
One suspect was shot on the scene and is down, outside the temple. Police didn't confirm if he is alive or dead. Police didn't confirm if there is another shooter inside the temple.
FBI is on the scene.
11:24 AM PT: According to a televised interview of a victim's son:
There were multiple gunmen.
He said he was told that they were "of Caucasian descent."
11:47 AM PT: Shooter outside the temple is "presumed deceased"
7 deceased: 4 inside the temple, 3 outside, 1 is the shooter.
Police have not identified additional gunmen in the temple or on the scene. Police are unsure if there is an additional gunman.
I'm not going to politicize this now, but you know this is going to become political very quickly, with regards to gun laws, mental health and perhaps racism, hate-crime, religion, cultural identity and diversity, so I'm posting this now.
I'll try to keep this updated, or defer to other diarists. Horace Boothroyd III has a good diary he posted earlier here.