Oak Creek (Wis.) Police Chief John Edwards said officers arriving on the scene of the Sikh Temple shooting "stopped a tragedy that could have been a lot worse."
An Oak Creek police officer was helping a victim outside the temple when the gunman opened fire on him. A second Oak Creek officer returned fire, killing the shooter. Their names have not been released.
The wounded police officer was taken to Froedtert Hospital. The officer was in critical condition with gunshot wounds, a hospital spokesman told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.