A gunmen entered a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wis. on Sunday killing six people worshipping inside, and then was shot and killed by an officer responding to the scene. Authorities are treating the tragedy as a domestic terrorist attack.
A nearby city, Cudahy, has also been evacuated by law enforcement officers who are investigating a duplex. It is uncertain if there is a connection between the house and the shooting that took place at the Sikh Temple, the Journal Sentinel said.
Authorities began receiving 911 calls around 11:25 a.m. from people inside of the temple during the shooting. The first officer who responded to the scene was ambushed by the gunman and was severely injured. Another officer and the gunman exchanged shots which left the gunman killed, NPR reported.
Four people were found dead inside of the temple and three, including the gunman, were found outside. Four people were injured, including the officer who was ambushed, and were taken to hospitals, the Journal Sentinel said.
This is the second mass shooting in two weeks, the first being the shooting at a theater in Aurora Colo. that killed 12 people and injured 58, NPR said.