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UPDATE: Survivors of Sikh temple shooting still critical

Lt. Brian Murphy; Photo credit: City of Oak Creek Lt. Brian Murphy; Photo credit: City of Oak Creek

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Oak Creek's police chief says the officer who was shot multiple times after responding to a fatal shooting at a Sikh temple is improving at a Milwaukee area hospital.

Chief John Edwards said during a briefing Wednesday that Lt. Brian Murphy was sitting up and walking at Froedtert Hospital. Police say Murphy was shot eight or nine times after he responded to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Sunday. Murphy was tending to a victim when he was shot.

On Wednesday, Froedtert Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Sieja says Murphy and two others injured in the temple shooting rampage are still in critical condition and in the intensive care unit.

Six people were killed by a gunman authorities have identified as Wade Michael Page.


WAUWATOSA (WKOW) -- Hospital officials in suburban Milwaukee say the three people injured in a fatal shooting at a Sikh temple remain in critical condition on Tuesday.

The three survivors -- including Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy -- are at Froedtert Hospital.

Six people were fatally shot at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Sunday in Oak Creek on Sunday.

Murphy, one of the first responding officers, was shot multiple times as he tending to a shooting victim outside the temple. Officer Sam Lenda then shot the gunman, identified by authorities as Wade Michael Page.


OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- The Oak Creek police chief says the suspect, Wade Michael Page, who opened fire at a Sikh temple shot the first officer on the scene eight to nine times with a handgun at close range.

Officials say the suspect ambushed the veteran, 51-year-old Lt. Brian Murphy, outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday morning. The gunman was later shot to death by another officer.

The wounded officer remains hospitalized in critical condition Monday morning.

Police say the officer waved off colleagues who tried to come to his aid outside the temple, telling them instead to go tend to the victims who had been shot inside.

Lt. Murphy is a 20-year veteran who was a tactical team leader for years.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Hospital officials says the three people hurt in the Sikh temple shooting are still in critical condition.

Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee gave an update on the victims' conditions Monday morning. The three, including a police officer, were wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sunday morning.

The Oak Creek police officer was among the first responders to the scene.

Six people were killed in that shooting. Authorities have identified the gunman as Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran. Page was shot and killed by a police officer.



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