Police: At least 7 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin

A family member prays in a parking lot while waiting to hear information about his loved ones inside the Sikh Temple on S. Howell Avenue where a shooting occurred, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wis. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mike De Sisti)

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A family member prays in a parking lot while waiting to hear information about his loved ones inside the Sikh Temple on S. Howell Avenue where a shooting occurred, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wis. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mike De Sisti)

Police in Wisconsin say seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman.

Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says tactical officers have been through the temple where shots were fired about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He says they found four people inside the building and three people outside.

He says one of those killed outside is the suspect, who fired on the first officer to arrive. Wentlandt says that officer fired back, killing the suspect. He says the officer is now at an area hospital in surgery.

Wentlandt says police do not believe a second shooter was involved.

He also says the best information he has is that two people, including the officer who was shot, were taken to hospitals.

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Police in Wisconsin say one suspect has been "put down" outside a Sikh temple and they do not know if other shooters are inside the building.

Authorities were called to the temple Sunday morning with a report of shots fired.

Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says he doesn't know how many victims or how many suspects are involved.

He says a suspect fired at police and an officer put the man down. He says he has no word on the man's condition.

Wentlandt says it is an ongoing and fluid situation.

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A Wisconsin man says he spoke to a priest at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee and was told four people have been shot and women and children are still hiding in the building.

Wisconsin authorities say there were called to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the suburb of Oak Creek about 10:30 a.m. Sunday with reports of shots fired. They say they do not yet have details on how many people were shot or their conditions.

Sukhwindar Nagr, of Racine, says he called his brother-in-law's phone and a priest at the temple answers. Nagr says the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot, along with three priests.

Nagr says the priest also said women and children were hiding in closets at the temple.

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