Army vet Wade Michael Page identified as suspect in Sikh Temple shooting
Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran, has been identified as the gunman who opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and killed six people. Page, who served in the Army from April 1992 through October 1998, opened fire outside the temple before entering around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Army vet was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a police officer who sustained “eight or nine” gunshot wounds, according to authorities.
The police have not given any details on the motive of the shooter, however, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Special Agent Thomas Ahern said Page, a bald, heavy built white male, had tattoos that suggested he had ties to white supremacists. Officials are reportedly treating it as a case of domestic terrorism. “It is being investigated. And what his tattoos signified is being investigated. They are all pieces of a possible puzzle to learn what was his motive in carrying out such a horrific act,” Ahern said.