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Shooting outside Milwaukee

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by armageddon, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    And we have another mass shooting. Oak Creek, WI., just south of Milwaukee. At a Sikh Temple.

    EARLY reports are 4 dead, 8-20 shot 20, hostages and shooter(s) on the loose.

    I hate this world.
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    too many guns. too many angry people.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Ambulances lined up a couple of blocks from scene, indicating still an active situation.
  4. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    I did not start this thread to spark a gun-control/political debate. Only to alert.

  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Ah yes. We are not allowed to talk about gun violence in the wake of gun violence. We are only allowed to load up on firearms. Lesson of Aurora.

    They can't control the temple and there are no hostages with knives.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    What are the odds the gunman thinks he's shooting up Muslims?
  7. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    We have had some Sikh violence in Canada, mainly on the West Coast, political rivalries from India that are still ongoing. I am curious to see if this violence is political or personal.
  8. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Officer responding to the scene shot the shooter in the parking lot. Sounds like that shooter is dead. Officer was hit several times, but in hospital. They do not know if there are other shooters in the temple or on the loose.
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    In briefing, it is revealed that an Oak Creek police officer was shot but did put down the shooter. The officer is expected to be OK.
  10. Neither the Journal Sentinel nor Chicago Tribune have mentioned any fatalities yet. Is the four dead coming from Twitter or news organizations? Just curious about the source.
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    TMJ says shooter is still on the loose -- a white, balding male in a t-shirt. Four bodies under tarps in the parking lot.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    SWAT team moving through the temple. Maybe looking for additional shooters but hopefully just securing the scene.

    However, neighboring city police chief who gave the briefing, asked TV stations to not show any movements by tactical teams, so it seems they're still worried about additional shooters inside.

    On a positive note, these shootings are almost always the work of one lone nut (Columbine being an exception), even though early reports almost always indicate there might be additional shooters. Hopefully there is no more harm being done.
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