ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Wade Michael Page (photos below) has been identified as the alleged gunman in the Sikh Temple shooting 2012. No Facebook or Twitter account for Wade Michael Page has yet to be identified by investigators; but Page was reportedly lead singer of the group “End Apathy” which has a Myspace page. Officials confirm to news thatÂ Wade Michael Page was formerly at Fort Bliss, Texas and thereafter at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Page served in the US Army for six years, investigators tell news today. He began in 1992, moved to Fort Bliss two years later, and was discharged in 1998. Officials confirm that Page was given a less-than-honorable discharge. He was stationed in psychological operations units throughout his service.
Page may have lived in Cudahy, investigators tell news. ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive) had to shut down several city blocks after searching what they believed was Page’s residence on Sunday. He reportedly lived just miles from the Temple. Moreover, local news is reporting that Page only moved into his residence in the last two weeks. A press conference scheduled at 10 am local time today will reveal more about the shooter.
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards told news yesterday that the rampage would have been worse if not for the quick action by the officer who fatally shot Page. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt tells news that an injured officer underwent surgery Sunday but has not suffered life threatening injuries.
“At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded,” President Obama said in a news statement Sunday.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also told news Sunday that “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence.” He added “At the same time, we are filled with gratitude for our first responders, who show bravery and selflessness as they put aside their own safety to protect our neighbors and friends.”
Six persons were killed during the rampage. Four persons including the officer were injured.
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