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FBI working non-stop at Sikh temple to establish order of events during shooting

FBI working non-stop at Sikh temple to establish order of events during shooting

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Aug 7, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug 7, 2012

OAK CREEK- An FBI evidence team is at the Oak Creek Sikh temple working around the clock, assembling an order of events of what unfolded in that terrible shooting Sunday morning.

This comes as the Sikh faithful request to return to their house of worship.

The temple is now a tightly guarded crime scene.

TODAY'S TMJ4 had to get special permission to get close enough to capture limited video at ground level.

The FBI's Evidence Response Team is working at a tent near the temple entrance.   Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards told TODAY'S TMJ4 those technicians are working on tracing and collecting every bullet.

"They can actually tell what the trajectory of every bullet that was based on shell casings, where people were standing and where the locations of the bullet," said Edwards.

But while crime technicians work, the Sikh faithful aren't allowed near the temple.

It is unclear when devotees would be allowed back there to pray.

"I would hope to have it back to (devotees) by Thursday at least, but I don't know how long it will take.  We want to be as thorough as possible," the FBI special agent in charge, Teresa Carlson, said.

TODAY'S TMJ4 was told the FBI is dividing teams into two 12-hour shifts.

TODAY'S TMJ4 reports the Oak Creek Sikh temple was more than just a place of worship for devotees -- it is a community center; a center of their way of life.