The man, who the police say, killed six people in the Milwaukee area Sikh temple was a military veteran called Wade Michael Page. The 40 year old gun, who was shot dead by the police, was identified as a six-year army enlistee who climbed up to the rank of sergeant but was then demoted to the post of a specialist and ask to leave the military in 1998.
Wade Page was shot dead by a police officer in the parking lot after he opened fire against other police officer. The police are investigating reports if the shooter may have strong racial views. The mass carnage has sent shock waves through the Sikh Community and has all horrified most Americans since the attack has come just two weeks after the deadly shoot-out at the hands of one James Holmes (24) Aurora, Colo, during the screening of Dark Knight Returns, which killed 12 people and injured 58 others.
On the fateful Sunday, volunteers had gathered at the Sikh temple of Wisconsin as is the ritual every Sunday to make Indian food to feed among themselves- rice pudding, lentils and yogurt. However this Sunday, the ‘Gurudwara’ was a sign of terrors as the cooks went into hiding and people feared for their lives. Police said the gunman entered the temple and shot automatic-gun fire, killing four people inside the building and two more outside. Three people were injured.
The FBI is investigating the case, with the aid from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local police. Meanwhile, Michael Wade Page had given an interview on a website Label56 saying that he had started a band called End Apathy because of his wish to to ‘figure out how to end people’s apathetic ways and start moving forward’. The band’s MySpace page says their music is a ‘sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent true progress’. Songs include Self Destruct and Submission. Investigators are saying that there was another person who was linked to the gun-man with 9-11 tattoo in his arms; he had sneaked out before they could get him.