President Obama ordered flags to be flown at half-mast because of a mass shooting for the second time in less than three weeks today after a gunman opened fire Sunday at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.
The attack left seven dead, including suspected gunman Wade Michael Page, 40, who was shot by Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy. Murphy, 51, was shot eight to nine times at close range, but is expected to survive.
Speaking at a bill signing ceremony at the White House on Monday, Obama said these events happen with “too much regularity” but stopped short of discussing new gun control laws.
He was shot multiple times, but that didn’t stop Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy from signaling fellow officers to continue rescuing victims at Sunday’s deadly rampage at a Sikh temple in southern Wisconsin.
Police say they got the initial call about the attack at 10:25 a.m. Sunday. Murphy, 51, was among the first authorities to arrive on scene where suspect Wade Michael Page allegedly killed six people. The temple is located in the suburb of Oak Creek, Wis. about 11 miles south of Milwaukee.
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