Officials: Sikh temple shooter white supremacist

Associated Press Modified: August 6, 2012 at 10:01 am •  Published: August 6, 2012

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 40-year-old Army veteran was the gunman who killed six people inside a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Haanstad in Milwaukee identified him as Wade Michael Page. Page joined the Army in 1992 and was discharged in 1998, according to a defense official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information yet about the suspect.

Fort Bragg, N.C., was among the bases where Page served.

Officials and witnesses said the gunman walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee and opened fire. When it was over, seven people lay dead, including Page, who was shot to death by police. Three others were critically wounded. Police called it an act of domestic terrorism.


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