Froedtert Hospital: 3 adult men in critical condition with gunshot wounds
WAUWATOSA — Nalissa Wienke from Froedtert Hospital said Sunday, August 5th afternoon three adult males were at the hospital, being treated for gunshot wounds following the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. All three are in critical condition.
Six individuals were shot and killed — four inside the temple, and two outside. The gunman was shot and killed by an Oak Creek police officer and was deceased outside the temple — bringing the total number of those dead to seven.
Froedtert officials said one man was shot in the abdomen and chest, one in the extremities and face and one in the neck. Two had surgery Sunday, and another was undergoing a “complex procedure.” One of those three individuals is the first responding Oak Creek police officer.
Froedtert Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and officials say it is “unfortunately not uncommon” to handle three shooting victims at one time.
Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said a 20-year veteran first responding officer was one of those at Froedtert. Wentlandt said the officer was shot multiple times after he and another officer were “ambushed” by the shooter inside the temple. The officer was in surgery. Wentlandt said the officer is expected to survive.
A Wheaton-Franciscan Franklin Hospital spokesperson told FOX6 News a victim was taken to the hospital with a superficial gunshot wound. That individual was grazed in the arm by a bullet, and was treated and released.
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