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NYPD Increases Security By Sikh Temples Following Deadly Wisconsin Shooting

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The New York City Police Department is increasing security around Sikh temples in the city following Sunday's deadly shooting at a temple in Wisconsin that left seven people dead, including the accused shooter.

By Sunday afternoon, local police said there was no known threat against Sikh temples in the city, and the extra security presence was being done out of caution.

The shooting happened Sunday morning in Oak Creek, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee.

Four people were killed inside the building and three people were killed outside, including the suspected shooter.

A police chief said the officers shot the gunman after he fired at them.

The officer who fired that shot was also hit in the exchange and was in surgery on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities believed the man acted alone.

Meantime, Sikh leaders in the South Richmond Hill section of Queens say information out of Wisconsin was tough to come by and were worried about their community there.

"I feel terrible inside but I tell the sikh community be peaceful," said Sikh Cultural Society President Gurdev Singh Kang.

The NYPD has stepped up its police presence at the roughly 15 Sikh centers across the five boroughs as a precaution.

A police spokesperson says there are no known threats locally.

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