Oak Creek Shooting Incident Information

This update was issued at Noon Friday, Sept. 7:

The family of Punjab Singh released the following statement:

Our beloved father, Punjab Singh, was severely injured on that terrible August day. Despite the heroic efforts of emergency responders at the scene and the medical care he received from trauma specialists and other doctors at Froedtert Hospital, he has not fully recovered. He is no longer in the intensive care unit and now is making a slow and gradual recovery.

We are grateful for the many messages of support we have received. It is a comfort for us to know people are keeping our father in their thoughts and prayers.

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This update was issued at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5:

Punjab Singh's condition has been upgraded to Serious. He no longer requires mechanical support to breathe and has been transferred out of the intensive care unit.

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This update issued at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition
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This update issued at Noon Monday, Aug. 27:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update issued at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23:

Punjab Singh remains in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22:

Lt. Brian Murphy has been released from the hospital. He asks that members of the media respect his request for privacy as he continues to heal from his injuries.

Punjab Singh remains hospitalized in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition. 

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This update was issued at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15:

Sanktokh Singh has been released from the hospital. His family asks that members of the media honor their wish for privacy as he continues his recovery.

Lt. Brian Murphy remains hospitalized in Satisfactory condition. Punjab Singh remains hospitalized in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15:

Lt. Brian Murphy and Santokh Singh are in Satisfactory condition. Punjab Singh is still in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14:

Lt. Brian Murphy and Santokh Singh are in Satisfactory condition. Punjab Singh is still in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13:

Lt. Brian Murphy and Santokh Singh are in Satisfactory condition. Punjab Singh is still in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12:

Lt. Brian Murphy and Santokh Singh are in Satisfactory condition. Punjab Singh is still in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11:

Lt. Brian Murphy and Santokh Singh are in Satisfactory condition. Punjab Singh is still in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10:

The condition of Santokh Singh has been upgraded to Satisfactory. Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition. Punjab Singh remains in Critical Condition.

The families of the patients released the following statements today:

STATEMENT FROM FAMILY OF LT. BRIAN MURPHY
We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the Oak Creek police department and all of the other police and emergency responders who came to the scene last Sunday. We will never forget their heroic actions and quick thinking that saved so many lives on that terrible day. We also want to thank the doctors, nurses and the entire staff at Froedtert Hospital for the exceptional care Brian has received. He has made remarkable progress despite his serious injuries.

We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support and compassion we have received from so many people during this difficult time for our family, and especially thank the Sikh community for including us in their prayers. As we continue to support Brian and hope for his recovery, we remember the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. They, and the entire Sikh community, are in our thoughts and prayers.

STATEMENT FROM GURJEET SINGH, NEPHEW OF SANTOKH SINGH
As we remain at the bedside of my uncle Santokh Singh, we are encouraged by the progress he is making in his recovery. We are profoundly touched by the outpouring of support from people across the world.

We are thankful to law enforcement and emergency responders at the scene and extend gratitude to the caregivers at Froedtert Hospital. We are pleased to know that Lieutenant Murphy is progressing so well in his recovery and pray for the continued healing of Punjab Singh.

Today, we pause to remember and honor those who lost their lives in this tragedy, and we pray that our world becomes a more peaceful place.

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This update was issued at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10:

Lt. Brian Murphy is in Satisfactory condition, Santokh Singh is in Serious condition and Punjab Singh is in Critical condition.

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This update was issued at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9:

The families have agreed to release the following information about the patients in our care. The families do not wish to speak with media at this time.

Punjab Singh, 65, 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. He requires mechanical support to breathe and remains in critical condition.







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








Lt. Brian Murphy was shot multiple times. He is recovering well. His condition has been upgraded to Satisfactory.

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This update was issued at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9:

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. Santokh Singh's condition has been upgraded to Serious. Punjab Singh, the third patient, remains in Critical condition.

A Satisfactory condition status indicates a patient's vital signs are within normal limits and the patient is conscious and functioning.

Serious condition indicates vital signs may be outside normal limits and treatments are being directed toward assisting return to normal limits.

Critical status describes a patient experiencing a life- or limb-threating condition. Vital signs may or may not be stable.

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This update was issued at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012:

All three patients remain in critcal condition in our intensive care unit.

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This update was issued at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012:

All three patients remain in critical condition.

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This update was issued at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012:

The three patients being treated at Froedtert & the Medical College remain in critical condition in our intensive care unit. The families express their gratitude for the community's support and respect for their privacy during this difficult time.

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This update was issued at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012:

The three patients being treated at Froedtert & the Medical College remain in critical condition in our intensive care unit.

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This update was issued at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012:

Physicians at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin discussed the patients' injuries at a news conference this afternoon. 



Physicians at Froedtert & the Medical College discussed the patients who were injured in the Oak Creek shooting. They also discussed the Level I Trauma Center resources deployed to treat them when they arrived.

The news conference was held Monday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Read statements from some of the families.

News conference speakers were:

Gary Seabrook, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Vascular Surgeon
Director of Surgical Services

Lee Biblo, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Electrophysiologist
Chief Medical Officer

Christopher Decker, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Physician
Director, Emergency Department

Travis Webb, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Surgeon


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This update was issued at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012:

The three patients who were brought to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are still in critical condition. Please continue to watch froedtert.com for updates.

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This update was issued at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012:

All three patients who were brought to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin remain in critical condition.

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This statement was released by Lee Biblo, MD, chief medical officer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012:

I am with Dr. Gary Seabrook, director of surgical services at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Seabrook has been actively engaged in directing care today.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragic situation.

At 11:18 a.m., we received a call from emergency responders at the scene in Oak Creek. We mobilized the appropriate physicians, nurses and operating room personnel to care for the victims.

This is consistent with many drills we run to be prepared for mass casualty situations as a Level 1 Trauma Center, in collaboration with our local emergency response teams.

Only three victims were brought to Froedtert Hospital. They are all adult males and are all currently in critical condition. They are all victims of gun shot wounds. One suffered injuries to the abdomen and chest. One suffered injuries to the extremities and face. One suffered injures to the neck.

The patients are being treated for their injuries. Two patients have undergone surgery and one patient is currently undergoing a complex procedure.

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, caring for three gunshot victims at a single point in time is unfortunately not unusual.

Again, our thoughts and prayers are with all who are affected by this tragic situation.



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kathy Sieja
414/805-2618
Pager: 414/590-5757
ksieja@froedterthealth.org

Beth Strohbusch
414/805-6678
Pager: 414/590-7019
bstrohbusch@froedterthealth.org