Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin

Coverage of the rampage by a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple.

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The shooting was considered an act of domestic terrorism, police said.

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A woman was comforted Sunday outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

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The suspected shooter was killed by a police officer, authorities said.

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Police responded at the scene Sunday morning.

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The incident came after the July 20 mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater.

Members of the Sikh community reacted during the  press conference.

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Members of the Sikh community reacted during a press conference at Oak Creek, Wisc., a day after the shooting.

Members of the Sikh community held up the mug shot handed out by the FBI of the suspected shooter Wade Michael Page.

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Members of the Sikh community held the mug shot handed out by the FBI of the suspected shooter Wade Michael Page.

Ranjit Kaur gathered with members of the Sikh community in Oak Creek.

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Ranjit Kaur gathered with members of the Sikh community in Oak Creek.

Members of the Sikh community gather at Oak Creek Centennial Church for a press conference.

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Members of the Sikh community gather at Oak Creek Centennial Church for a press conference.

Teresa Carlson of the FBI held up a photo of the suspected gunman at a press conference in Oak Creek, Wisc.

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Teresa Carlson of the FBI held a photo of the suspected gunman at a press conference in Oak Creek, Wisc.

The six victims of the shooting  ranged in age from 39 to 84 years old.

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The six victims of the shooting ranged in age from 39 to 84 years old.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the Sikh Cultural Center in Richmond Hill in Queens.

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the Sikh Cultural Center in Richmond Hill in Queens.

Members of the Sikh faith protested in Jammu, India, on Monday.

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Members of the Sikh faith protested in Jammu, India, on Monday.

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Members of the Sikh Society of Northeast Florida held a candlelight vigil in Jacksonville, Fla., for the victims of Sunday’s shooting.

Gunman kills 6 in Sikh temple in Wisconsin

In what police called an act of domestic terrorism, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin Sunday, killing at least six and injuring three others before being shot and killed in the parking lot. The gunman shot one officer several times before he was killed by another officer.

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The gunman in the rampage that left six dead and three wounded was identified as Wade M. Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran who played guitar in racist heavy metal bands.

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US Attorney General Eric Holder, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and US Rep. Paul Ryan attended the memorial in suburban Milwaukee.

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The FBI wrapped up its investigation Thursday and allowed Sikh leaders and construction workers inside to repair damage and repaint walls.

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Federal investigators are developing theories as to Wade Michael Page’s motives but also may never know for certain why he chose to attack total strangers in a holy place.

Wis. gunman died of self-inflicted wound, FBI says

Officials said Wade Michael Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after he was shot by police at a Sikh temple.

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The president of the Wisconsin Sikh temple, gunned down along with five others, was recalled as an open-hearted man who died defending the house of worship he helped build.

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Shortly after Harpreet Singh learned about the shooting at the Sikh temple, anxious inquiries started pouring in from Sikhs in the Milwaukee area.

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