The gunman was reported to be fatally shot by a police officer.
A police briefing on the situation is expected at 3:30 PM local time.
Update 4:30 PM ET:
The police briefing has been pushed to 4:00 PM local time.
Via CNN, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker released the following statement:
“While the situation in Oak Creek continues to develop rapidly, we are working with the FBI and local law enforcement. I became aware of the situation late this morning and continue to receive updated briefings.
Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence.
At the same time, we are filled with gratitude for our first responders, who show bravery and selflessness as they put aside their own safety to protect our neighbors and friends.
Tonette and I ask everyone to join us in praying for the victims and their families, praying for the safety of our law enforcement and first responder professionals and praying for strength and healing for this entire community and our state.”
Update 4:48 PM ET:
From the White House pool report:
The President was notified of the Wisconsin shooting shortly before 1 p.m. by his Homeland Security Advisor, John Brennan. The President continues to receive updates on the incident, the official said.
Update 5:19 PM ET:
In a briefing on the shooting that took place at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisocnsin on Sunday morning, Police Chief John Edwards said that the event is being treated as a “domestic terrorist-type incident” and that the FBI is therefore involved.
The department will hold a second briefing at 10 AM CT Monday.
Edwards said there were a total of seven people dead and three injured, including a police officer.
Update 5:25 PM ET:
The Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. is monitoring the situation and released the following statement:
We have seen reports on the tragic incident earlier today of firing at a group of worshippers in a Gurudwara in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The Embassy is seized of the situation and has been in touch with the National Security Council in Washington, D.C. Our Consulate General in Chicago too has been in close touch with the local authorities to monitor the situation. An official has been deputed to visit the site to ascertain the situation on-the-spot.
A majority of Sikhs live in India.
Sahil Kapur contributed to this story.
Pema Levy is a News Writer at TPM covering the 2012 election. Before coming to TPM, Pema was an assistant editor at The American Prospect where she wrote about politics and the economy.