双语新闻:美国锡克寺庙发生枪击案七人丧生

时间 : 2012-08-07 13:12来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

美国北部的威斯康辛州有关当局说,密尔沃基郊外橡树溪市一座锡克庙宇星期天上午发生的枪击事件导致七人丧生,枪手也在其中,在枪击中另有三人受伤。

警方说,涉案嫌疑人是一名40多岁的白人,但没有提供更多细节,也没有提及可能的作案动机。当地警方负责人说,一名警察与枪手在寺庙外交火,击毙了枪手。

星期天晚间,执法机构官员将调查范围扩大到附近的卡德希街区。他们包围了一座公寓楼,并疏散了几户人家。

有关官员们说,联邦调查局已经介入,因为这可能是一起国内恐怖主义事件。

美国总统奥巴马表示他对这个枪击案深感悲痛。奥巴马总统给威斯康辛州州长、当地市长和锡克庙的理事打了电话,表达了他的哀悼之意。

印度驻华盛顿大使馆表示,已经派出一名印度外交官前往这所庙宇。


Authorities in the northern U.S. state of Wisconsin say a shooting at a Sikh temple Sunday morning in the city of Oak Creek, in the suburbs of Milwaukee, left seven people dead, including the gunman. Three people were wounded in the attack.

Police have described the suspect as a white male in his 40s, but have given no details or mentioned a possible motive.  The local police chief said an officer exchanged fire with the gunman outside the temple and killed him.    

Sunday evening, law enforcement officers extended their investigation of the shooting to a neighborhood in nearby Cudahy.  They surrounded a duplex and evacuated several homes.  

Officials say the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in the investigation because the shooting might be an act of domestic terrorism.

President Barack Obama said he was "deeply saddened" to learn of the shooting. He called the governor of Wisconsin, the mayor of the town and the trustee of the Sikh temple to express his condolences.

The Indian embassy in Washington says it has dispatched an Indian diplomat to visit the temple.