Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek being treated as domestic terrorism

Charles Gorney, Brendan O’Brien, and Mark Schaaf of the Oak Creek Patch write that several have been “injured in Sunday morning at least seven people are confirmed dead and three others injured, following the Sunday morning shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. Three bodies were found outside the temple at 7512 S. Howell Ave. and four were inside the building. Among the deceased is the gunman, who apparently acted alone.”

Agents and officers from the FBI, ATF and Cudahy Police Department surrounded a Cudahy home Sunday evening. The home in the 3700 block of Holmes Avenue is beieved to be where the gunman lived. A Patch editor on the scene said it looked like members of a SWAT team were using a ladder truck from St. Francis to gain access to the second floor.

According to other media outlets, police executed a search warrant at the alleged gunman’s Cudahy home. TMJ4 is reporting on Facebook that the neighborhood has been evacuated, and that neighbors have reported seeing police officers going in and out of the house.

The mother of the suspected shooter’s landlord told Patch the man police are investigating as the gunman was “quiet” and that he had just broken up with his girlfriend.

According to local authorities, the situation is being treated as domestic terrorism and the FBI is overseeing the investigation.


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