Gunman Kills 6 at a Sikh Temple Near Milwaukee

The priests had gathered in the lobby of the sprawling…

The priests had gathered in the lobby of the sprawling Sikh temple here in suburban Milwaukee, and lunch was being prepared as congregants were arriving for Sunday services.

Instead of worshipers, though, an armed man stepped through the door and started firing.

In an attack that the police said they were treating as “a domestic terrorist-type incident,” the gunman stalked through the temple around 10:30 a.m. Congregants ran for shelter and barricaded themselves in bathrooms and prayer halls, where they made desperate phone calls and sent anguished texts pleading for help as confusion and fear took hold. Witnesses described a scene of chaos and carnage.

Six people were killed and three others were wounded on Sunday at the 17,000-square-foot Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, a city of about 35,000 just south of Milwaukee, officials said.

Read more at The New York Times

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  • Jimbo Rambo

    The solution is simple,don’t obey the law.One thing that all of the mass shooting victims had in common is that they were obeying the law NOT to carry GUNS.Obey the law and die helpless, as the HEAVILY ARMED COPS are on their way to rescue you.I would suggest that you carry a TOKAREV 7.62×25 pistol.Whatever you carry mix FMJ with HP and aim for the badguy’s HEAD.The Supreme Court of the United States said that a police offier has no duty to protect an individual.I guess you better protect yourself.I saw the new Batman movie with a Glock 33 in my holster and Doubletap 125 gr FMJs.Peace everyone.God bless the Sikhs,who are historically honorable brave warriors.

  • jean

    This is not a gun issue. This is a mental health issue. Even according to a UN report on murder and crime (2011) the USA has one of the lowest murder rates in the world. We should do more to restrict the rights of mentally ill people than to restrict the rights of sane citizens. Sure some will slip through the cracks but if the Colorado shooter, the Arizona shooter and so many others had been locked up for observation and possible commitment they would never have been there to kill people. We need to lock these people up.