"He had tattoos, I don't know what the exact markings were, or if they represented any of his beliefs or what they stood for," said Thomas Ahern, a spokesman for the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is to be beleived that four people were killed inside the temple and two were killed by gunman outside the temple and when a police officer of Oak Creek police department was helping a victim who was shot, then ambushed gunman also shot him but he is expected to survive, while second police officer shot him dead on the spot.
People from sikh community from Wisconsin are in a state of shock and anger and are demanding protection for 60,000 sikh residing there. On the other side, in India Sikh community is planning to vent out their anger in the form of protests in front of US embassy in Delhi.
As for now local administration of Wisconsin has deployed police protection to all religious places as a precautionary measure. Authorities said that suspect had used a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, which was recovered from the scene.
A witness said, "It was a horrible place, a lot of blood and basically screams of everybody. Children, women, everybody. It was chaotic inside. People didn't know what was going on."
"Our priest, he's dead. One of my friends' grandfathers, he's dead. It's a very close-knit community. No matter who's hurt, we're all family," Harinder Kaur, a 22-year-old student, told AFP. Reports are also saying that the gunman was an ex-army man but authorities denied to disclose his identity for now.
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