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Injured Oak Creek Police Lt. thanks community for support

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OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy spoke publicly Sunday for the first time since the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

Lieutenant Murphy was shot when he responded to the temple on August 5. He came to a fundraiser in the bowling alley parking lot across the street from the Sikh temple.

The event benefits the victims of the shooting. Lt. Murphy offered a thank you. But had to whisper, because he was shot in the throat.        

"I just wanted to let everyone know how appreciative I am, my family is for your kindness, prayers and support that means so much to us," said Lt. Murphy.

Police say Wade Michael Page killed six people before being wounded and killing himself. On Wednesday, members of the Sikh temple will go to Washington, D.C. for a senate hearing on hate crimes and domestic terrorism.

One shooting victim remains in the hospital. Punjab Singh is listed in serious condition.

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