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Chief: Officer shot at Sikh temple still critical

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OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- The police chief of a Wisconsin city where a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple says the suspect shot the first officer on the scene eight to nine times with a handgun at close range.

Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards says the suspect ambushed the veteran 51-year-old officer 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.

Edwards says 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.

The officer is a 20-year veteran who Edwards says was a tactical team leader for years.

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