Oak Creek shooting

Gov. Walker: 'Our hearts go out to the victims and their families'

CREATED Aug. 5, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug. 5, 2012

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  • Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt gives update Video by wtmj.com

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  • Photo: Tom Murray

  • Photo: Tom Murray

  • Photo: Tom Murray

  • Photo: Tom Murray

  • A family member prays in a parking lot while waiting to hear information about his loved ones inside the Sikh Temple on S. Howell Avenue where a shooting occurred, Sunday. Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Police block the intersection near the corner of S. Howell Ave. and E. Rawson Ave. near the Sikh Temple, on 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, where the shooting occurred on Sunday August 5, 2012. Oak Creek August 5, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Family who have poeple in Sikh Temple, on 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, where the shooting occurred twait to hear information. Family members of people in the temple were trying to find information about their loved ones in Oak Creek on Sunday August 5, 2012. Oak Creek August 5, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Parminder Kaleka (left), whose brother in law was in the Sikh Temple, on 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, where the shooting occurred talks on her phone to get information. Family members of people in the temple were trying to find information about their loved ones in Oak Creek on Sunday August 5, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

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  • Photo: TODAY'S TMJ4

  • Photo: Wounded Temple President Satwant Singh Kaleka

The following is the statement from Gov. Scott Walker about the shootings at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek:

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.