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August 6th, 2012
06:10 PM ET

Police identify Army veteran as Wisconsin temple shooting gunman

By the CNN Wire Staff

Oak Creek, Wisconsin (CNN) - An Army veteran who neighbors say played in a far-right punk band was the lone shooter in the rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that killed six people and wounded four, according to information Monday from law enforcement authorities.

Wade Michael Page, 40, was shot to death by police responding to the Sunday morning attack in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, the community's chief of police told reporters.

It was the latest violence against the Sikh community in the United States in apparent misdirected revenge for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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  1. Jorge

    The military needs to screen who it trains better, and do a better job of putting the troops back into society. You can't take a narcissistic sociopath (social idiot), train him to be a killer, put him back into the civilian community cold turkey and expect no bad results, it doesn't work that way.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Steven J

      The guy was a missle repaiman over 20 years ago. I think your making too much of the military angle, it's a non factor.

      August 7, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
      • Jorge

        Really?? Who taught him to shoot automatic weapons so well???

        August 14, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |