The New York Police Department is securing Sikh temples around the city after at least seven people were killed in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin earlier today. “The NYPD is increasing coverage in and around Sikh temples in New York City today, including the deployment of Critical Response Vehicles, as a precaution in the wake of the Wisconsin shooting," Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne announced in a release. "There is no known threat against Sikh temples in New York City, however, the coverage is being put in place out of an abundance of caution."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the shooter involved in today's slayings is believed to be among the dead, killed by the first officer on the scene. "We have no idea," Ven Boba Ri, one of the temple's committee members said of a possible motive. "It's pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."