Sunday morning, police responded to 911 calls of shooting during worship at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Details are still emerging from yesterday’s events, but here’s what we currently know: A gunman killed six members of the church and wounded three, including a 20-year veteran police officer, with whom he engaged in fire. Another police officer shot the gunman, who has since been confirmed as dead. The three wounded, including the injured police officer, are in the hospital but are expected to survive.
This is the second mass shooting in a month, following the theater shooting in Aurora in July. Oak Creek Police Chief Edwards has called the Sikh temple shooting an act of "domestic terrorism." It’s also the latest act of violence against the Sikh church, a church that’s been victim of numerous hate crimes since September 11.
Chuck Quirmback is a Milwaukee-based reporter who’s been covering the events, and Paul Johar is the chair of the Sikh Art and Film Society’s annual film festival.