Gunman shot himself: FBI

The gunman who killed six people at a gurdwara in Wisconsin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head,the FBI said

Written by Press Trust Of India | New York | Published:August 9, 2012 3:53 am

Yoshita Singh

The gunman who killed six people at a gurdwara in Wisconsin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head,the FBI said Wednesday.

The FBI,which has taken over investigations into the case,also said it was still treating the shooting as an “act of domestic terrorism”.

Wade Michael Page,41,a former US soldier and a singer with a neo-Nazi punk band,was initially said to have been killed by a police officer who challenged him as he went on shooting worshippers at the gurdwara.

“Page died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. He was first shot by a officer in the stomach that injured him,” Special Agent Teresa Carlson,head of the FBI’s Milwaukee office,told a press conference in Oak Creek,Wisconsin.

Carlson said investigators have video footage of the police officer shooting Page. “The officer shot Page in the stomach and subsequent to that wound,it appears that Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” she added.

The FBI,Carlson said,is working round the clock on the investigation. “We have not identified anyone else responsible for the shooting,” Carlson,who is heading the probe,said.

Police said Page acted alone,but they distributed a photo of another man whom they wanted to question.

“The photo helped authorities to find the man,who was cooperative and continuing to cooperate,” Carlson said. “We have not clearly defined a motive at this point and the case is still being treated as an act of domestic terrorism,” she said.

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