Before being recognized Tuesday by the Wisconsin state Assembly for their own heroism responding to the fatal rampage at the Oak Creek Sikh temple last year, two police officers praised the response of average citizens following bombings at the Boston Marathon.
A police lieutenant wounded last summer during a deadly mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., is among two dozen guests the White House has invited to sit with the first lady during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
A white supremacist with a history of alcohol problems had no drugs in his system when he walked into a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee this summer and fatally shot six people before killing himself, according to a toxicology report released Wednesday.
A white supremacist who killed a half-dozen people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee last month chased down the first police officer on the scene, pumping round after round into him as he lay wounded behind a parked car, video released Monday showed.
Members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin are dealing with another tragic loss, nearly two weeks after a gunman killed six people at their place of worship in Oak Creek.
Hundreds of people who gathered at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee spoke of unity, strength and rebirth during the first Sunday service there since a gunman killed six people before fatally shooting himself.
President Barack Obama says an attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is an assault on religious faith and has no place in the United States. He says such an attack “is an attack on the freedom of all Americans.” He says no American should ever have to fear worshipping in public.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is calling the shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin an act of “mass murder by a madman with a gun in his hand.” And she says the killings show the need for gun control.
An unidentified gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help. The suspect was killed outside the temple in a shootout with police officers.