A Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee is the scene of a shooting today that resulted in injuires to an unknown number of people, including one police officer and one suspect.
Greenfield, Wis., Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said one responding officer had been shot multiple times by the shooter, but is expected to live after exchanging gunfire and shooting the suspect.
"A police officer responded to the scene and when he arrived, he engaged an active shooter," the chief said. "Gunfire was exchanged and the gunman shot the officer multiple times."
"The suspect is down on the scene," the chief said at 1:15 p.m. He says he has no word on the man's condition.
The officer is expected to survive and was taken to an undisclosed area hospital.
Wentlandt, who is serving as the official spokesman, would not say how many injured there were and said they are still searching to see if another gunman is inside or anywhere else nearby.
"They are being methodically searched," the chief said of the tactical officers' search of the building and surrounding area. "I'm not sure if there is an additional gunman."
Oak Creek Police Department dispatcher Stephanie Uljanec says the shooting took place about 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, 7512 S. Howell Ave. Oak Creek is south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan.
Uljanec said at 12:28 p.m. that they have not been notified of any fatalities.
Sukhwindar Nagr, of Racine, says he called his brother-in-law's phone and a priest at the temple answered. Nagr says the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot, along with three priests.
Nagr says the priest also said women and children were hiding in closets at the temple.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting at least four people have been shot.
A spokeswoman for Froedtert Hospital, the main trauma center in the Milwaukee area, has told CNN that two men have been taken there and the hospital is ready to receive more.
"Our office has not been asked to respond yet," said Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office Investigator Jenni Penn at 12:40 p.m.
"I haven't heard anything from an official," said Penn, who did not know anything about injuries at the temple.
Uljanec said she did not know whether the shooting took place inside or outside the temple.
There are more than a dozen ambulances parked outside the temple, and police have corralled media and a handful of bystanders to an area near the temple.
A man who answered the phone at the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin in Brookfield, about 24 miles northwest of Oak Creek, said he did not know how many people were hurt and had not been on the scene.
"It's a heavy day," he said, adding that police in tactical gear set up a perimeter around their temple, 3675 N. Calhoun Rd.
"It's to make sure nothing happens in our temple," hsaid the man, who declined to be identified.
The worker said the police are checking inside cars and for any suspicious activity. No one has been injured at his temple, he said early this afternoon.
"We were told not to say anything," said an employee at a Classic Lanes, 7501 S. Howell Ave., near the temple. The worker did not want his name used.
**Tribune reporter Rosemary R. Sobol and Associated Press contributed to this report.