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    Shooting at US Gurudwara kills 7; kids taken hostage
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    Six people were killed in an attack on a Gurudwara during Sunday morning prayers in Wisconsin by at least one gunman who was also shot dead, the police said.

    At least 20 people were also injured when at least one shooter opened fire indiscriminately amid reports that 12 children were taken as hostages at the Sikh shrine.

    Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt said four people were gunned down inside the Gurudwara while three including the shooter died outside the shrine. The identity of the victims were immediately not known. The police said they have not yet identified if there was any additional shooter. Preliminary reports said at least three gunmen were involved in the attack.

    According to Satwant’s sister-in-law Parmindar Kaur, about 25 people are believed to have been injured. A Sikh priest had specially come from India to address the gathering on Sunday. The critically injured have been admitted to Froedtert hospital.

    The shooting at Oak Creek, just south of Wisconsin’s biggest city Milwaukee, occurred at around 11 am (local time), the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported. About 300 to 400 people were reported to be at the Gurudwara, built about 6-7 years ago, and is spread over an expansive area.

    Initial reports said a witness to the shooting told law enforcement agents that one shooter was of a heavy build, bald white male wearing a sleeveless T-shirt. US President Barack Obama was also briefed by his counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan on the situation and the White House is seized of the matter, US officials said. The shooter was last seen with two handguns.

    “The people who started shooting are three white people,” said Gurcharan Grewal, President Sikh Society. A police spokesman said a law enforcement officer was shot multiple times by the unidentified shooter, who was “put down”. It was not immediately known if the shooter was injured or killed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmeangenes
    Seven dead-including the shooter.At least one person badly wounded: the cop who got the shooter.
    Yes, I saw that. The off duty cop was able to fire the round which killed the shooter, otherwise many more people probably would have been killed.
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    it is too bad that the people in the temple were not carrying.

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    It's a damn shame that people need to start carrying guns to church. This world has gone to hell in a handbasket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintJulep
    It's a damn shame that people need to start carrying guns to church. This world has gone to hell in a handbasket.
    Guns and religion... didn't Obama say something about that?

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    Bitter clingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintJulep
    Yes, I saw that. The off duty cop was able to fire the round which killed the shooter, otherwise many more people probably would have been killed.
    Ya. Good thing the cop was there and he is ok. I guess he's ok...they said he's in the hospital. They are checking out the shooters house now.
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    FWIW - Sikh men are usually armed at all times (ceremonial but fully functional daggers),and are not strangers to the use of firearms-as-back home, they have to deal with extremist Muslims and Hindus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmeangenes
    FWIW - Sikh men are usually armed at all times (ceremonial but fully functional daggers),and are not strangers to the use of firearms-as-back home, they have to deal with extremist Muslims and Hindus.
    Ceremonial daggers don't do so well against guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Independent
    Ceremonial daggers don't do so well against guns.
    A very astute observation.
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