Police: Alleged Sikh temple shooter was vet, 40, and perhaps white supremacist
The man allegedly responsible for six shooting deaths at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee was an Army vet, police say.
August 6th, 2012
09:13 AM ET

Police: Alleged Sikh temple shooter was vet, 40, and perhaps white supremacist

The man who shot six people to death and wounded three others during a rampage at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb was an Army veteran who may have been a white supremacist, according to a law enforcement source involved in the investigation.

Law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation named him Monday as Wade Michael Page, 40. One law enforcement official said he owned the gun used in the shooting legally.

He had apparently served on active duty, a U.S. official familiar with his record said. The source declined to give further details.

The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak on the record about the shooting investigation

Those inside the temple say the man had a 9/11 tattoo on one arm.

The shooter was killed by an officer at the scene after allegedly fatally shooting six people Sunday at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

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  1. s kel

    Look at that another hate filled right wing bigot on a killing spree,at least justice was done here. The bigot is dead! Come on racists blog back on this one,try to justify this one ,sick right wingers.

    August 6, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • lafnjim

      you dont know what this guy was. and as usual you thug lefties blame the wrong team.
      arizona, colorado and on and on.
      grip reality a little tighter.

      August 6, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jay, Jay, I see things haven't changed between you and s kel.

      August 6, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      S kel too true. The right wing strikes again.

      August 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      Well damn. Is there anything positive that ever comes outta that jack-wagons mouth? I have my moments but dang!

      August 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jay, jay...really?
      C'mon now!

      August 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      lafnijm or whatever, u inbread can your right wing mind read???? THE STUPIDTY OF THE SO CALLED CONSERVITIVE RIGHT WING BIGIOT MIND IS AMAZING!!! They take in nothing, comprehend nothing, listen to nothing, care about nothing except their own narrow views! And yes I did shout!

      August 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SKone

    S Kel, you are the bigot here.

    Don't forget that several Left wing terrorists including 2 separate incidents by OWS protesters have been recorded in just the last 4 years. There were the attacks on military recruitment offices in NYC and and the shooting by a radical at the Discovery Channel office.

    If you take those into account and lesser events, Left wing hate filled bigots have been outnumbering those by right wingers. We see what people like you write on the internet, and it's clear you are just as bad if not worse.

    August 6, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Phil Esteen

      Yeah, you just keep reassuring yourself with that right wing blather and lies.

      Meanwhile, in the REAL world, another WHITE, GUN-LOVING, RACIST, EX-MILITARY, RIGHT WINGER has committed a mass murder in America. And if you listen to Faux News, then you can only expect more murders from these traitors.

      August 6, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      The ows protesters were in many cases subjected to illigal acts committed by the right wrong fascist police and the monsters who hold there leashs. It is time every american reads our declaration of independence, the part about when thegovernment commits a long line of atrocities for the purpose of taking away our freedom, and what every true patriot is supposed to do about it. It is time for american revolution 2.0

      August 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lafnjim

    here we go again. white supremacist because he is white and bald. and he is a vet.
    if he was black ,is he a skin head? no a tea party member, no a republican. not.....

    every time we have an issue like this, blame republicans. and it is always some democrat.
    no news in the headline, just more lies.

    hey...i thought you did not believe everything you see/read in the media.

    August 6, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • SKone

      Thank you. The liberal MSM and blogosphere has been caught lying/assuming it's a White person or a libertarian/Tea Partier/Christian etc. over and over the last 3 years and before that with the D.C. sniper.

      They've been caught so many times they are starting to learn not to jump to conclusions, maybe this time they've got it right but it appears to be based on him being bald, white and a veteran with a 9/11 tattoo...

      August 6, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    Yep just as I thought stupid racist on here doing the typical racist shooting justifying, and some fool calling me a racist??? Come to my multicultral neighborhood where every one pretty much gets along, unlike the white only narrow thinking gated areas you bigot fool dwell in. Keep it up dummys ,as I said before try to justify this one. Oh and Sinnfully Yours why dont you join your hero!

    August 6, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    None are so blind as those who refuse to see! This was a quote from a very intellegent person, I can not recall who for now but it does apply to some of the hateful shooter justifying clowns on here! Sick blind hatred and using the weak tactic of trying to reverse the blame ie: duhh what if the shooter was black, duhh liberal media lies,duhh everyone but me(consertivie republican confederate,nazi flag waving types) are racist. You right wingers are jokes,lol . Your blindness makes you look like the fools you are!

    August 6, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Benn

    I sure wish everyone would like each other. Or at least try to. Politics shouldn't matter. Laying blame on this or that group doesn't seem right either. A very bad person did a bad thing. He is the one who should be blamed.

    August 6, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Benn

    The Sikh community has shown so much class during this incident, they are gaining the admiration of the country. Instead of blaming groups of people and spreading hate, they are asking everyone to come together in peace. They really are an incredible, wonderful people.

    August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      I can agree with that, I may place blame time to time, but I never claimed to be perfect. The sekhs are passive and many american s could gain much from learning about them.

      August 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    My sympathy to the families of those slain by this...person.

    August 6, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    Blame the press for all the innuendoes related to this shooting. No one has any idea of the motive, state of mind or character of this shooter. All that is factually known is he was a bald male vet with a gun, in his 40's with a 9/11 tattoo. Man that narrows it down...huh! This all can tell the world his political affiliation...etc etc...Why comment until some facts are known? Jeez!

    August 6, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The headline is misleading: "he may have been a white supremacist", and then again, he may NOT have been.
      Agreed: not much is known at this point, except six are dead at his hands...

      August 6, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    Hummm good point HideBehind, netural but points well taken.

    August 6, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Portland tony

    I certainly agree with most of what you say....but most of this nonsense about the FEDS is CR*P. It's the press that tries to bring sensationalism to these stories and since registered handguns can easily be traced, it's usually the first fact released to the news media!

    August 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      Its no suprise that this killer was part of PsyOps, the government certainly purposely meddles with peoples minds, because they are trying to make super solders. Incidently, the shooter in colorado was part of psyops experiments too

      August 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. little mister©

    This is so sad what we need to help us out of our gloom is a bobcat joke. Come out come out bobcat and cheer us up.

    August 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. s kel

    God Bless Lt Murphy let him and the others shot heal!

    August 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    A horrific and tragic act of terrorism. What those families must be going through, our thoughts are with them.
    Another wake up call that time would be against us if we as a nation do not come together NOW against forces of hate, bigotry and racism. Who have been engaged in a campaign of propaganda to spread paranoia , fear and hatred since 9/11.
    Again a crime designed for just this purpose spawning wars and what we are witnessing now.

    August 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    I endorse that@ s kel.

    August 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Thank u saywhat.

      August 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
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