Sikh Temple Shooting Marks 5th Mass Shooting in Wisconsin Since 2004
The killings Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek are the fifth mass murder in Wisconsin since 2004.
The previous mass murders are:
Nov. 21, 2004: Six people were killed when Chai Soua Vang, a 35-year-old Hmong immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, shot eight people while deer hunting east of Birchwood in northern Wisconsin. A truck driver from St. Paul, Minn., Vang was sentenced to six consecutive life terms in prison, plus 165 years in confinement, on Nov. 9, 2005.
March 12, 2005: Seven people were killed and four wounded when Terry Michael Ratzmann opened fire at a Living Church of God service at the Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield. Ratzmann, a 44-year-old computer technician, then committed suicide.
June 9, 2007: Six were killed in Delavan when Ambrosio Analco entered an upper flat and shot his twin infant boys, his estranged wife, her sister and a friend. Alalco, 23, then shot and killed himself.
Oct. 7, 2007: Six people were killed and one wounded when Forest County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tyler James Peterson went on a shooting rampage at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. Peterson, 20, then shot and killed himself.