A number of law enforcement vehicles have surrounded a duplex near S. Kirkwood Ave. and E. Holmes Ave. in Cudahy Sunday evening.The shooter who killed six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara (their temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, before he was himself shot dead, has been identified as a “bald, white man with a 9/11 tattoo.”
Today's TMJ4 arrived on scene before 4 p.m., after police had sectioned off the 3700 block of E. Holmes Ave. Neighbors and residents are being told to stay away from law enforcement.
Witnesses saw police surround the duplex and force their way inside.
Law enforcement officials haven't confirmed any details about this investigation.
Chicago News Report put out that description citing authorities.
NBC News reported, citing officials, that the suspect served in the US Army, and had “some kind of radical or white supremacist views”. But officials said that as far as was known, he was not in any kind of radical organisation, and other than a few traffic offences, had no criminal record.
New reports late Sunday night talk of the shooter being a "white supremacist" or "skinhead" based upon backtracking his 9/11 tattoo.
This is the area’s second mass shooting involving a religious community in the past seven years. In 2005, a gunman killed seven and then died by a suicide at a church meeting in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Six people and a gunman were killed Sunday at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, according to Bradley Wentlandt, the police chief in nearby Greenfield.
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One or more shooters at a Milwaukee Sikh temple gunned down several people on Sunday, August 5, 2012. The first report came in at about 10:25 am local time. Some eyewitnesses inside the Temple have said it was a coordinated attack by several Caucasian people, with gas canisters being thrown, as Sikh worshippers were being shot.
A religious leader from New Delhi, India, was scheduled to speak at this Temple, and Indians being interviewed by the media are saying this person may have been the target of assassins.
One witness said a white male with a heavy build, bald head and wearing a sleeveless T-shirt was the shooter. Other descriptions say he had a 9/11 tattoo, was wearing a white shirt, black pants, and was about 6 ft tall. Reportedly he was driving a red car. He seems to have targeted men with turbans, the holy leaders of the temple.
All information is incomplete and perhaps incorrect.
Oak Creek Police Department dispatcher Stephanie Uljanec says the shooting took place about 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, 7512 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek is south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan.
"We did have a shooting," Uljanec said. "It's unknown how many victims there are." One report on CNN said upwards of 20 people have been injured. Another says four have been killed.
Uljanec said at 12:28 p.m. that they have not been notified of any fatalities.
"Officers are still on the scene," she said.
Sukhwindar Nagr, of Racine, says he called his brother-in-law's phone and a priest at the temple answers. Nagr says the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot, along with three priests. Nagr says the priest also said women and children were hiding in closets at the temple.
Uljanec said she did not know whether the shooting took place inside or outside the temple. She said she was called into work after it happened.
"Our office has not been asked to respond yet," Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office Investigator Jenni Penn said at 12:40 p.m.
"I haven't heard anything from an official," said Penn, who did not know anything about injuries at the temple.
There are more than a dozen ambulances parked outside the temple, and police have corralled media and a handful of bystanders to an area near the temple.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting at least four people have been shot. Once again, there are reports of 20 people being hurt.
A spokeswoman for Froedtert Hospital, the main trauma center in the Milwaukee area, has told CNN that two men have been taken there and the hospital is ready to receive more."We were told not to say anything," said an employee at a Classic Lanes, 7501 S. Howell Ave., near the temple. The worker did not want his name used.
Fran McLaughlin, spokeswoman for the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, says a call came in at 10:26 a.m. She says officers are at the scene but she has no other information to report.