An officer arrived on scene. He engaged an active shooter. The officer was shot multiple times. He has been transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. The shooter was put down.Oak Creek, Wisc. police spokesman Bradley Wentlandt • Regarding the latest on the Sikh temple shooting outside of Milwaukee. It’s unclear if “put down” means the shooter was killed, nor is it clear if there is more than one shooter. At least 10-12 ambulances are on the scene, though police are not confirming the number of people injured, initially reported as four.
My sincerest condolences go out to all those affected by the recent shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Several close friends of mine have loved ones who attend the Sikh Temple, so we will be organizing and providing any assistance needed to the community affected. If you live in the Milwaukee area and are interested in helping out, please, feel free to message me or send me an e-mail.
If you’re not familiar, mohandasgandhi is a great, totally vouchable member of the Tumblr community and lives in the general region. Shoot her an e-mail with any questions. (more here)
solutionsbecomeproblems says: “No confirmation has been made of the tie” —What kind of confirmation are you looking for? A non-Sikh white man attacks Sikh people in a Sikh Temple. Hmm, that’s not confirmation enough? You need a quote from the killer’s own mouth?
» SFB says: No, but a tie to an extremist group would probably do it. You can’t say that someone is tied to an extremist group without concrete evidence. Now if he held those views on his own (a lone wolf situation), that is another matter entirely, but as of right now, there is no confirmation that he is tied to another group. If he has these ties, this stuff will come out (and it’s probably safe to call this a “domestic terror” incident), but let’s not take for granted what we think we know until it’s in front of us. — Ernie @ SFB
EDIT: And now, via the Southern Poverty Law Center, we have some evidence of ties to extremism.
By coming here, you guys have proved that even though even though some of us are Christians, Sikh, Muslims or Hindu, the biggest religion in the world is humanity.A speaker at a candlelight vigil held for victims of the Sikh temple shooting • Preaching a message of tolerance in the wake of yesterday’s deadly shooting. The vigil drew hundreds of people, some of whom held up boards which spelled out the phrase ”WISCONSIN WEEPS.” The cause of the shooting, described as domestic terrorism, is still under investigation, though. (more here)