A gunman has opened fire inside a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel is reporting. At least four people have been shot, including one police officer.
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Reached by the Journal Sentinel on the scene, a member of the temple committee Ven Boba Ri described the shooter as a white male in his 30s.
"We have no idea," he said when asked of the shooter's motive. "It's pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."
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Ri said the man started his rampage by walking up to a priest who was standing outside and shooting him. Police are currently on the scene with reports emerging that the shooter has begun to take hostages.
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News of the shooting quickly spread to Twitter, where people are sharing their thoughts and updates under the hashtag #templeshooting.
We'll continue to update this post as more news comes out from the scene.
This story originally published on Mashable here.