Gunman in Sikh temple shooting killed himself - – Rockford’s News Leader

Gunman in Sikh temple shooting killed himself

Wade Michael Page Wade Michael Page
Credit: WKOW Credit: WKOW
Credit: WKOW Credit: WKOW

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has revealed that the lone gunman in the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran and member of a "hate-rock" band, was shot by police after firing on officers. He was shot in the stomach by an officer before turning the gun on himself.

Authorities say Page opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday, killing six people and leaving four injured. Three of those injured are still in critical condition, including Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy, who was shot eight or nine times while tending to a victim outside of the temple.

Authorities have received tips that Page was linked to the white supremacist movement, but nothing has been confirmed. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Five men and one woman were killed. Their names are:

  • Sita Singh, 41
  • Ranjit Singh, 49
  • Temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65
  • Prakash Singh, 39
  • Suveg Singh, 84
  • Paramjit Kaur, 41

A wake and visitation for the victims has been scheduled for Friday. A memorial fund has also been set up for the victims. Anyone wishing to donate can send donations to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, 7512 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at