The condition of a Sikh man injured in the Wisconsin gurdwara shootout has shown signs of improvement, but another 50-year-old remains in a critical condition, six days after the rampage.
Brian Murphy, 51, the police officer who took nine bullets during the shootout, has also shown improvement. A city hospital in Oak Creek where the victims are being treated has upgraded the condition of Murphy to satisfactory while that of 50-year-old Santokh Singh to serious from critical. 65-year-old Punjab Singh, however, remains in a critical condition.
"Lt Brian Murphy, the Oak Creek police officer who was shot in Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple, is progressing well and his condition has been upgraded to satisfactory," the Froedtert Hospital said yesterday in a media bulletin.
Six people were shot dead and several others injured when a lone gunman, Wade Michael Page, went on a shooting spree inside an Oak Creek gurudwara on Sunday. Page also died in the incident due to self-inflicted injuries. Santokh Singh, who was critically injured, had to undergo two surgeries for a gunshot wound that penetrated his chest, diaphragm, stomach and liver.