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Official Identifies Man Suspected in Sikh Shooting

6:52 PM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.

The U.S. official declined to be named publicly, noting that he was not authorized to speak while the investigation is still ongoing.

Police in Wisconsin say seven people died at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman.

Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says tactical officers have been through the temple where shots were fired about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He says they found four people inside the building and three people outside.

He says one of those killed outside is the suspect, who fired on the first officer to arrive. Wentlandt says that officer fired back, killing the suspect. He says the officer is now at an area hospital in surgery.

Wentlandt says police do not believe a second shooter was involved.

He also says the best information he has is that two people, including the officer who was shot, were taken to hospitals.

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