At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek in the US state of Wisconsin, police say. The attacker "ambushed" a policeman at the scene, shooting him multiple times, before a second officer returned fire, killing the gunman, said authorities. The shot officer was among three people injured in the attack. Police say it does not appear that there was more than one shooter, as witnesses initially thought. Tactical police teams have cleared the building.
President Barack Obama spoke of his sadness at the shooting, as he did after the gun massacre that left 12 dead at a Colorado cinema just over two weeks ago. At a press conference, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said they were treating the attack as a "domestic terrorist-type incident", and that the FBI would take over the criminal investigation. At least two reports earlier from inside the temple, or gurdwara, suggested the perpetrator was a white male. The authorities said calls had been made to the emergency services at about 10:25 local time (15:25 GMT). Four people were dead inside the temple and three outside - including the gunman, said the authorities. "The best information is that there was only one gunman," said Chief Edwards. At least three critically wounded men were being treated at Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, said officials at that facility. They included the police officer who had been shot multiple times, although he was expected to survive, said Chief Edwards.