December 19, 2014

FBI: Page acted alone in Sikh temple shooting

The gunman who killed six people and wounded four others at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek acted alone. That’s what the Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded following an investigation into the shooting by Wade Michael Page.

Page was connected with white supremacist organizations. But Teresa Carlson, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Milwaukee office, said Tuesday that there was no evidence that Page was carrying out anyone’s orders, and no indication that he had help in implementing the August 5th shootings.

Carlson also said there’s nothing to suggest that the attack was part of any threat to the Sikh community – past or present. Page walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and shot six people to death. He exchanged gun fire with two Oak Creek police officers, seriously wounding one, before being shot by another officer and then turning his weapon on himself.