Oak Creek, Wisconsin (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Researchers have reported that 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, the suspected shooter, first appeared on the white supremacist scene 12 years ago, playing in two rock-bands associated with racist “skinheads.”
It was not documented that Page had a violent history but according to an organization that tracks the activities of hate groups, he was involved with a violent subculture of skinheads.
His military history shows that he enlisted in the army in 1992 but was discharged six years later for a drinking problem.
Investigators scoured his residence Monday looking for anything that might point to a motive.
Page is suspected of killing six people and critically injuring three others at suburban Milwaukee Sikh Temple.
Investigators are now labeling the shooting an act of domestic terror.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels issued a response on Monday to the deadly shooting at the Sikh temple:
“Any attack of such brutality angers and saddens us, but the murders in Milwaukee (Sunday) were especially heartbreaking and ironic," Daniels said. "I have long known many members of Indiana’s Sikh community; I have attended services at their temple. They are among the most productive and communitarian of all our citizens and theirs is a faith of gentleness and toleration. I know the hearts of Hoosiers are with those directly harmed and with their Sikh brethren here among us, for whose daily practice of loyal citizenship we are deeply grateful."
Page, first fired at people outside the temple shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday.
He then went inside turning a morning worship service into a sudden blood-bath.
Swat and emergency vehicles soon swarmed the area, not knowing if there was another shooter.
A first responder on the scene was treating a victim when he was ambushed by the shooter.
A second responder then shot and killed Page on sight.
Investigators spent the remainder of the afternoon swarming the suspect's house looking for anything that would lead to a motive.
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