NYPD Increases Coverage Around Sikh Temples In Wake Of Wisconsin Mass Shooting

Monday August 6, 2012 1:20 AM - Leave a Comment

nypdThe NYPD increased coverage around Sikh temples in New York City on Sunday in the wake of an earlier shooting in Wisconsin.

The NYPD also deployed Critical Response Vehicles, authorities confirmed.

There is no known threat against Sikh temples in New York City, officials said, but the measure has been put into effect as a precaution.

Seven people were killed and three were wounded on Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, authorities said. All three of the wounded are in critical condition, according to hospital officials.

The suspected shooter later died in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Police were called to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the suburb of Oak Creek on Sunday morning, when witnesses said that several dozen people were gathering for a service.

Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt said the first officer to arrive encountered a man that police believe was the shooter. The two exchanged gunfire, and the suspect was killed, he said.

Source: 1010 WINS

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

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