Skooter Reporting 08/07/12
The man who gunned down six inside a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple was identified as a 40-year-old Army veteran and suspected as a white supremacist. Wade Michael Page shot responding officer eight to nine times before he was put down by police, authorities said Monday.
Page, entered into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday and opened fire using a 9mm semi-automatic handgun as dozens of people were ready for morning services. The victims whose ages ranged from 39 to 84 and three others were wounded and in serious condition, as well as 51-year-old veteran police officer Brian Murphy.
The motive is still under investigation and authorities are looking at Page’s ties to white supremacist groups, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Teresa Carlson, said.
The victims were identified Monday as Sita Singh, 41,, 49, Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, Prakash Singh, 39, Paramjit Kaur, 41, and Suveg Singh, 84.
Sources said that Page was at one time attached to the Fort Bragg Army installation in North Carolina. He also served at Fort Bliss, Texas, in the psychological operations unit in 1994.