Oak Creek, WI: Last Sunday morning, a gunman went inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and began shooting at those inside the Sikh Temple. The shooting took the lives of 6 people and injured 3 people. The gunman was shot and killed when the gunman began shooting at police.
**** Latest News Updates: Shooting Rampage inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. ****
**** Updated on Monday, August 6th, 2012: ****
** Person of Interest: **
According to Federal Bureau of Investigation Spokesman Leonard Peace, a “person of interest” in connection with Sunday’s shooting rampage inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has been identified and ruled out as a suspect.
According to Federal Bureau of Investigation Spokesman Leonard Peace, the person had been identified, interviewed and ruled out as being connected to the shooting.
** Suspect: **
– Oak Creek Police and federal officials confirmed and have identified the gunman in the shooting inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
– Authorities announced on Monday that the 40 year old Wade Michael Page was a United States Army veteran and may have ties to white supremacist groups.
– Authorities are saying that the gunman started shooting at police during the shooting rampage. Police returned fire and killed the gunman.
– Oak Creek Police are saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will lead the investigation because the shootings are being treated as domestic terrorism.
– Late Sunday, federal agents and county sheriff’s bomb squad swarmed the neighborhood nearby, evacuated several homes, and searched a duplex.
– Authorities executing a search warrant on the suspect’s home.
– The Federal Bureau of Investigation are saying that they are searching for ties to white supremacist groups.
– According to the Southern Poverty Law Center Website, Wade Michael Page was a former member of two racist skinhead bands.
** You can read more about this news story at the following website: **
– Southern Poverty Law Center:
“Alleged Sikh temple shooter former member of Skinhead band.”
** General Information: **
– 7 victims total: 6 victims are confirmed dead and the gunman.
– The following are the names of the 6 victims confirmed dead:
**** (Names and age information according to the City of Oak Creek’s Website) ****
* 39 year old Parkash Singh.
* 41 year old Parmjit Kaur.
* 41 year old Seeta Singh.
* 49 year old Ranjit Singh.
* 65 year old Satwant Singh Kaleka.
(President of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin)
* 84 year old Subegh Singh.
– 3 people were also injured in the shooting rampage.
– Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy and two others were shot by the gunman.
– Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy and two others were in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital in Wisconsin.
– Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy was injured in the line duty at the Sikh Temple.
** Actual Shooting Incident: **
– The shooting rampage happened at around 10:25am CT Sunday morning of August 5th, 2012 at the Sikh Temple located on the 7500 block of South Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
– The weapon used in the killings was determined to be a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with multiple ammunition magazines and was obtained legally.
– South Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, Wisconsin is closed as part of the shooting investigation. The road is closed between Drexel Avenue and Rawson Avenue.
– The road will be open when investigators have completed their work.
** Additional Information: **
– Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi commented on the shooting rampage inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
“The City of Oak Creek is outraged by the senseless act of violence that happened in our city today,” said Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those victims,” said Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi.
– The City of Oak Creek will be conducting an 8:30pm CT vigil on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 in conjunction with the National Night Out.
– United States President Barack Obama issued a statement regarding the shooting rampage inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
“At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded,” said statement by United States President Barack Obama.
“As we mourn this loss which took place at a house of worship, we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family,” said statement by United States President Barack Obama.
– United States Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney issued a statement regarding the shooting rampage inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
“Ann and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of today’s shooting in Wisconsin. This was a senseless act of violence and a tragedy that should never befall any house of worship. Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and the entire Oak Creek Sikh community. We join Americans everywhere in mourning those who lost their lives and in prayer for healing in the difficult days ahead,” said statement by United States Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.
A hotline has been established for family members looking for information on those involved. Family members looking for information can contact the hotline at 1-888-298-1964.
– A victim’s memorial fund has been set up and donations may be mailed to:
Victims Memorial Fund
c/o Sikh Temple
7512 S. Howell Ave.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Our thought and prayers go out to the friends and family of those who lost their lives and those who were injured during the shooing rampaged inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 5th, 2012.
Thanks to first responders and those who helped saved lives.
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