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Investigators seek clues on gunman’s last weeks before temple murder

MILWAUKEE — Around the middle of June, Wade M. Page split with his girlfriend, moving out of the home they shared in South Milwaukee. In mid-July, he suddenly stopped showing up to his job as a machine operator. About two weeks later, he bought a 9mm handgun, testing it by firing 50 rounds at a target in the gun shop’s basement.

Within the next six days, Page would send a text message to his landlord saying he was having a horrific week, according to the landlord’s former stepson, and he would then gun down six people at a Sikh temple in nearby Oak Creek before fatally shooting himself in the head, the authorities said Wednesday.

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