Sikh Temple Shooting: Hero Cop 'Received Between 8-9 Gunshot Wounds'

Police Chief John Edwards and Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidai discuss the temple shooting.
3:00 | 08/06/12

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For more, we turn to oak creek chief of police and the mayor as well. We know this is a hectic and harrowing time. Let me begin with you, chief edwards. What more can you tell us about the motive of the killer? The motive is yet to be determined. We're looking into the background of the individual, working with the fbi. Some search warrants were I don't believe we have the full motive yet. Hopefully, we'll come up with more information. One of the pieces of information we learned is a 9/11 tattoo on his arm? That I'm not aware of. It may be accurate, but I'm not aware of it. No information on the tatto tattoos. How about the weapon? We're dealing with a handgun. Not a rifle. It was turned over to evidence te techs from the nfbi. Do you know how much planning went into it? We don't know that. We're trying to piece together what happened in the 24 hours prior to the shooting. And what more cou tell us about the police officers and the condition of the injured officer? The injured officer, the last status I got. He was in two surgeries. Got out of the second one at about 11:30 our time. He's resting with his family. He received between igt and nine gunshot wounds to his extremities and the cheek and neck area. Eight or nine. Sflit appears as if nothing -- yes, he was in very close proximity to the shooter. He came upon someone who was injured and was going to assist that individual when the shooter did arrive upon him, come around his squad and engaged him as a close distance. Mayor, this has hit a small community in your area very, very hard. How are they taking this is this. It is a tough day. A challenging day yesterday. A senseless tragedy occurred. In a place of worship on a sunday morning. Normally, a peaceful time in any community. So that was startling. Then the nature of the attack, you know, magnified that. The community is in a state of shock. I can only imagine they are. You can't say for sure why the killer decided to go to this temple? I would haven't any idea about that. It's hard to figure out the motives of somebody like that. We're feeling for you this morning. We know you have a lot of work to do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us this morning. You're welcome. Thank you.

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