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Posted Monday, August 6, 2012 --- 5:55 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Wisconsin say seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says tactical officers have searched the temple where shots were fired about 10:30 a.m. yesterday in Oak Creek. Wentlandt says police do not believe a second shooter was involved.

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- The FBI says it is investigating whether the shootings by a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were an act of domestic terrorism. FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson said last night that no motive has been determined for the attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Police say the gunman later ambushed an officer tending to a wounded victim before being shot to death by a second officer.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama are "deeply saddened" by the killing of at least six people Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. In a statement issued by the White House, Obama tells the people of Oak Creek, Wisconsin that "the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers."

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sikhs across the country are saying that the fatal shooting of six members of a suburban Milwaukee Sikh temple has increased fears of violence that have existed since the September 11th terrorist attacks. While police have not identified the gunman, who was killed by police, several leaders of Sikh organizations nationwide say the killings have brought to the surface fears that have lingered since 9/11.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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