#TEMPLESHOOTING: The name of one of the victims in the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek WI is priest Parkash Singh. He reportedly lived in the Oak Creek area for several years and had recently returned to India to bring his wife, daughter and son to live with him in Wisconsin, the Journal Sentinel reports. The president of the temple, Satwant Kaleka, was shot in the back and is listed in critical condition.
The gunman’s home, located in the 3700 block of East Holmes Avenue in Cudahy, is being searched by police. His identity is known but not being released by law enforcement at this time.
Officials indicated no more information would be released until a briefing at 10 a.m. Monday. They said the FBI will lead the investigation. While some witnesses reported there may have been a second shooter, authorities said there was no indication of that. A hotline has been established for family members looking for information on those involved. The number is (888) 298-1964. Source: Journal Sentinel
Three people are listed in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital in what police have characterized as a domestic terrorist attack. That includes the wounded police officer who confronted the gunman.
From Greendale Patch:
As authorities searched a home in Cudahy Sunday evening believed to be the residence of the man who shot and killed six people at an Oak Creek Sikh temple, a woman whose son owns that home shed some light on the shooter.The mother of the suspect’s landlord told Patch Sunday she believed the man had “just broken up with his girlfriend.”
“He’s a renter,” said the woman, whom Patch is not identifying. “He’s new actually. He rented a room with my son.”
The woman said she is “completely freaked out” and that she believes her son found the man as a renter for his home in the 3700 block of E. Holmes Avenue “through an ad.”
“He lived with my son for three weeks, then the house across the street became empty, and he moved there,” she said.