Just a Sunday morning at religious services, turned into sheer devastation. A gunman allegedly killed six people and wounded three others before being shot dead by a police officer at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee Sunday morning. Families gathered outside the Sikh Temple right after, for comfort and prayer.
This gunman allegedly shot a police officer ten times as the officer tried to help another victim. The officer survived the shooting, but remained hospitalized Monday morning with serious injuries. The suspected gunman was later confronted and killed by another officer outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, near Milwaukee.
“He did not speak, he just began shooting,” said Harpreet Singh, relaying a description of the attack from the wife of his uncle, temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka.
We are Americans. We are all entitled, and blessed to have the privilege of freedom of religion and speech. We are a melting pot of thousands of different people, different beliefs. We are strong and we are good. The hate must stop. Acceptance and tolerance of differences is what we should preach and model for our children.
Us here, at CBS, send our prayers, condolences and love to all affected.