ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Sikh Temple shooting 2012 has erupted in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The Sikh Temple shooting today August 5, 2012 began shortly after 10:45 am local time. Investigators are still searching for the shooter. But officials report that several persons are injured.
Officials handling the Sikh Temple shooting case state the shooter fled the scene wearing a sleeveless t-shirt. He is reportedly a white male, bald, with a heavy build.
Initial news reports claim that as many as twenty persons may have been injured. Among them are a local police officer. A news briefing by the Milwaukee County Sheriffâ€™s Office is expected within the hour.
The area around the temple is roped off currently. The Sikh Temple is located at 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee.
Local news is reporting that the shooting erupted during morning services. Flight for Life helicopters are en scene.
Dan O’Donnell of Newsradio 620 WTMJ reports “Oak Creek Police tell me no active shooter at Sikh Temple right now; confirm several people shot and injured”. Roughly thirty minutes ago he added “Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet been called to scene of #temple shooting in Oak Creek”.