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    Default Seven people killed, including gunman, in shooting at Sikh temple, police say.

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    Police: Six victims, gunman dead in shooting at Wisconsin Sikh temple
    [Updates 2:45 p.m.] Greenfield police Chief Brad Wentlandt says four people were found dead inside the temple, three dead outside; one of those outside was the gunman.

    [Updates 2:27 p.m.] The suspect shot by an officer was killed, authorities said.

    [Update 1:57 p.m.] One officer was shot multiple times, and one suspect was also shot, Greenfield police Chief Brad Wentlandt said. The officer is expected to survive. Wentlandt said the suspect was "put down."

    [Update 1:42 p.m.] People are believed to be trapped inside the temple, the area's city councilman said. "As far as I know, it is still an active situation," Alderman Dan Jakubczyk told CNN.
    Police: Six victims, gunman dead in shooting at Wisconsin Sikh temple – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
    UPDATE: Seven Killed in Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek - Oak Creek, WI Patch

    This is disgusting. I'm at a loss for words.

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    Default Re: Seven people killed, including gunman, in shooting at Sikh temple, police say.

    Is this a copycat crime of the Aurora shooting? Either way, it is probably even worse.

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    Default Re: Seven people killed, including gunman, in shooting at Sikh temple, police say.

    Oh, yes. I saw this in the news on the morning.

    It is truly depressing seeing news like this. I really can't say anything else right now.

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    Default Re: Seven people killed, including gunman, in shooting at Sikh temple, police say.

    Quote Originally Posted by MizuTaipu View Post
    Is this a copycat crime of the Aurora shooting? Either way, it is probably even worse.
    In a way it is, but this time it was an attack on religion more than a random attack. In a way it makes it even more sick how someone cant accept a religion to such a big extent that they feel they have to go and kill those people who believe in it.

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    Default Re: Seven people killed, including gunman, in shooting at Sikh temple, police say.

    The FBI is currently investigating this as a case of domestic terrorism.

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    Sikh Temple Shooter ID'd as White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi | NewsFeed | TIME.com

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    Wade Michael Page, who officials say opened fire on worshippers at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday, Aug. 5, was a neo-Nazi and a member of a white-supremacist punk band, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Page allegedly killed six people before being shot to death by police.

    The 40-year-old veteran had been the leader of the band End Apathy, according to the watchdog organization’s blog Hatewatch. Mark Potok, senior fellow for the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, posted that the former Army specialist told the white-supremacist website Label 56 in an interview that he started the band in 2005 because he wanted to “figure out how to end people’s apathetic ways.”

    FBI HANDOUT VIA AP
    Wade Michael Page
    He told the website he became part of the white-power music scene in 2000 when he left his home state of Colorado and attended various hate-inspired concerts throughout the country, joining several other racist bands. According to the SPLC, he also attempted to purchase goods from the neo-Nazi National Alliance, one of the nation’s largest white-supremacist organizations. There was no discussion of violence in his interview.

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) special agent Thomas Ahearn told ABC News that Page had tattoos that may link him to hate groups. The ATF also said that the gun used in the shooting was purchased legally.

    Police in Oak Creek had no contact with Page prior to Sunday’s shooting. But records show that Page served a 60-day jail term in 1994 for criminal mischief in Texas and a 60-day term for DUI in Colorado.

    (PHOTOS: Sikh Temple Shooting: Wisconsin Community Reacts to Shocking Attack)

    Police say Page went to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Oak Creek at about 10:30 a.m. and opened fire on worshippers, killing six. A policeman who had just arrived on the scene caught Page ambushing an officer who was helping a victim and shot Page dead. Three others, including the first officer, were wounded.

    FBI officials said at a news conference that weapons had been found at the scene. No motive for the shooting has been released, and little is currently known about the gunman except that he served in the U.S. Army from 1992 to 1998 and was a member of the psychological-operations unit and won several commendations, an Army spokesperson told Yahoo News. However, he was demoted from sergeant to specialist while serving, ABC News reported.
    Says that the Shooter was a white supremacist.

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