OAK CREEK, WI (AP) - Police in Wisconsin said seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman.
The shootings happened about 10:30 a.m. as people were gathering for a service at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, which is just south of Milwaukee.
Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt said tactical officers went through the temple and found four people inside the building and three people outside.
One of those killed outside is the suspect, who fired on the first officer to arrive at the scene, Wentlandt said.
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said during a news conference Sunday afternoon that three people were wounded; one of those is a police officer shot by the suspect.
Police Officer Shot
Edwards said the suspect "ambushed" one of the first officers to arrive at the scene as the officer tended to a shooting victim.
The suspect shot the officer multiple times outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday morning. A second officer then exchanged gunfire with the suspect and fatally shot him.
Edwards said the officer who was ambushed is undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.
Edwards said the FBI will handle the investigation of shootings at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee.
The case is being treated as a domestic terrorism case and the FBI is better equipped to handle that, Edwards said.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson said in a Sunday night statement that no motive has been determined for the attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. She says the investigation is in its early stages.
Carlson said the agency's "thoughts are with those affected and particularly the officer who was wounded in the line of duty to protect others."
The Associated Press