Two wounded in gurdwara shooting improve

August 10th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS  

Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 10 (IANS) Conditions of two of the three men injured in Sunday’s rampage at the Oak Creek Sikh gurdwara here have shown improvement, according to hospital officials.

Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy, who was shot eight to nine times by gunman Wade Michael Page as he arrived at the scene in response to a 911 call, is recovering well and has been upgraded to satisfactory condition from critical, Froedtert Hospital said.

Six Sikh worshippers were killed and three injured before another police officer shot Page. The gunman then shot himself in the head and was killed by the self-inflicted wound, according to FBI.

Santokh Singh, 50, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. He suffered a gunshot wound that penetrated his chest, diaphragm, stomach and liver. All of his injuries were repaired in two surgeries and he is recovering well.

Punjab Singh, 65, remains in critical condition. He suffered a single gunshot wound to the face that caused facial fractures and damage to his right carotid and vertebral artery. There is evidence he also may have subsequently suffered a stroke and he requires mechanical support to breathe, the hospital said.

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