Milwaukee County Exec. Abele responds to Oak Creek shooting

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Chris Abele

OAK CREEK — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele issued a statement following a shooting in Oak Creek at Sikh Temple that left seven dead Sunday morning, August 5th.

In a statement via his Facebook page, Abele said:

“This is not only an act of extreme violence, it is also an act of evil. It is beyond the power of words to fully express our sorrow this afternoon. Our prayers and condolences go out to those killed and injured, and we share the grief of everyone affected by this senseless event. We are grateful for the bravery and immediate work by local, state and federal law enforcement. Residents of Milwaukee County have an amazing ability to support one another in times of crisis. This is one of those times. The Sikh community is an important part of what makes that happen in Milwaukee County, with a long tradition of standing up for and supporting others. Now we need to stand with them.”
Multiple police departments and tactical units are on the scene following a shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. Police say seven people were killed — 4 inside the temple, and 3 outside the temple. One gunman is “down, presumably deceased” outside the temple.