Sikh Temple Shooting: Gunman Killed, 6 Others Dead

Officer responded to 911 call in Wisconsin, exchanged fire with suspect.
3:00 | 08/05/12

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news. And what authorities labeled just moments ago, a case of domestic terror. A gunman showing up at a place of worship, a sikh temple and opening fire just outside milwaukee in oak creek, wisconsin. They are grieving there tonight. Prayers, tear, shock on what happened. Families gathering for services and a community meal had been planned for afterwards. Children playing outside when the shooting began. Tonight, seven people dead, including the gunman. Three critically injured including one police officer, shot multiple times. We begin with david kerley. Reporter: Fearful the rampage was on going, the s.W.A.T. Teams surround the temple. Witnesses saw people collapses. He is just going into the building. Reporter: The first 911 call at 10:25, many from the temple. We are trying to find out if everybody is fine. And that is the main thing now. Reporter: Her brother-in-law, the president of the temple, wounded. Her sister-in-law hiding in a closet inside. People are on the ground. And the shooter got inside. And the people are reporting on text messages and some people are laying in bathrooms, asking for help. Reporter: First on the scene, a 20-year veteran of the oak creek police department. South of milwaukee. He was treating a similar when he was ambushed by the shooter, armed with a semiautomatic handgun. He was shot multiple times. He is in surgery. His condition is not known at this time. The suspect, the shooter, was also shot. He is down on the scene and presumed deceased. Reporter: Shot and killed by a second officer. Several sense moments followed with concern there was another shooter and possibly hostages. Reports that proved untrue. What police did find was grim. The shooter was not the only one killed. Two dead outside, four more bodies found inside the temple. The sikh practice a peaceful religion founded in india 500 years ago, said there was no threats against them. This is a tragedy for the church. Our church, it's a safe place. We never thought I would happen ever in our church. Reporter: This is classified as a case of domestic terrorism. It allows the fbi to take the lead in the investigation. President obama says he is deeply saddened by the killings, and the indian embassy says it's sending representatives to the scene.

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