At least 7 dead, including suspect, following shooting at Sikh temple


(CBS/AP) OAK CREEK, Wisconsin. - Police say at least 7 people, inclulding the shooter, are dead following a shooting at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee.

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(CBS/AP) OAK CREEK, Wis. - Multiple people, including a police officer, where shot Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee.

Oak Creek Police Department dispatcher Stephanie Uljanec said the shooting took place at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, but she did not know how many people were shot or if there are fatalities.

Authorities from several agencies, including the FBI, are on the scene.

Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said that a police officer responding to a 911 call engaged an active shooter at the temple. The officer was shot multiple times, but returned fire, and the suspect, Wentlandst said, was "put down."

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is expected to survive, Wentlandt said.

Police are currently engaged in a tactical sweep to assess whether additional shooters remain inside the temple, and have asked the media to refrain from reporting on or transmitting images of police operations in the area.

There is no victim count at this time.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that between 20 and 30 people have been shot, and that hostages are being held, according a text message sent to a Journal Sentinel reporter.

There are more than a dozen ambulances parked outside the temple, and police have corralled media and a handful of bystanders to clear out from the area near the temple.

A spokeswoman for Froedert 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.

Oak Creek is south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan.

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