FBI: Wisconsin shooting investigated as domestic terror

FBI: Wisconsin shooting investigated as domestic terror

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OAK CREEK, WI - AUGUST 05: Police work outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire August, 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin. At least six people are reported to have been killed when a shooter, who was shot dead by a police officer, opened fire on congregants in the Milwaukee suburb. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:18 PM

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- The FBI says it is investigating whether the shootings by a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were an act of domestic terrorism.

   FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson says in a Sunday night statement that no motive has been determined for the attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. She says the investigation is in its early stages.

   The shootings happened about 10:30 a.m. as people were gathering for a service at the temple just south of Milwaukee. Police say the gunman later ambushed an officer tending to a victim before being shot to death by a second officer.

   Carlson says the agency's "thoughts are with those affected and particularly the officer who was wounded in the line of duty to protect others."

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