Ex-Army Soldier Identified As Sikh Shooting Suspect

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Monday, August 6, 2012

Police say local Wisconsin authorities had no contact with the gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple before the attack.

Police Chief John Edwards said Monday that authorities in suburban Milwaukee didn't have any run-ins with Wade Michael Page before Sunday's shootings. The shootings ended when Page was fatally shot by police.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson also says the agency isn't aware of any past threats made against the temple. Carlson says the agency had no reason to believe he was planning or capable of such violence.

Carlson also says the FBI is looking for a white male seen at the temple after the shooting. She called him a person of interest who detectives want to interview. But authorities stressed they believe Page acted alone.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A federal official says an ex-Army man, Wade Michael Page, carried out the shootings at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin that claimed six lives.

The shooter also died in the incident.

On Sunday, authorities evacuated parts of a neighborhood and searched a home in a Milwaukee suburb northeast of the Sikh temple where the gunman killed six people Sunday.

Officers roped off four blocks in a neighborhood with a mix of duplexes and single-family homes in Cudahy, about six miles from the temple.

The owner of one of the duplexes said authorities are targeting his property. Kurt Weins says authorities haven't told him why they're searching his duplex or whether it's related to the shooting. He says he rented the duplex's upper unit to a man about a month ago.

Milwaukee County sheriff's spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin says the department's bomb squad also on the scene, but has no details about why it was called.


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