Shooting at US temple: Many wounded

2012-08-05 19:53
A man prays outside the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. (Mike De Sisti, AP)

A man prays outside the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. (Mike De Sisti, AP)

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Chicago - Up to 30 people were wounded on Sunday during a shooting at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where two shooters could still be inside holding children as hostages, local media reports said.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel pointed to reports that the head priest of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek was locked inside a restroom with a cellphone.

It said about 50 people were at another temple in nearby Brookfield for a morning service and many went outside after learning of the shooting in Oak Creek.

The president of the temple was among those shot, according to the newspaper, adding that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were among the law enforcement officers who had responded at the scene.

A police dispatcher earlier told AFP that several people had been shot, but could not confirm how many people were injured or whether any one had been killed.

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