FBI: Person of Interest Ruled Out in Temple Attack
The FBI has spoken with a man earlier considered a person of interest in the Sikh temple shootings near Milwaukee and ruled him out as being connected with the rampage that left six worshippers dead.
The FBI asked for the public's help Monday in finding a man who was at the scene of the Sunday shooting. They showed his picture of at a news conference.
Hours later, FBI spokesman Leonard Peace said the person had been identified, interviewed and ruled out as being connected to the shooting. Peace did not have any other details.
The shooter has been identified as Wade Michael Page. He was shot and killed by an Oak Creek police officer.
The FBI has said Page acted alone. Police have not commented on a possible motive.
The people killed in the shooting ranged in age from 39 to 84 years old.
Police released details about the victims of the shooting. Police say those killed included a 41-year-old woman and five men.
Two other men wounded in the shootings remain hospitalized in critical condition, along with a police officer shot by the suspect.
Balginder Khattra, of Oak Creek, says the oldest victim was his 84-year-old father, Suveg Singh Khattra. The younger Khattra says his father moved to Wisconsin in 2004 and loved living in America.
A fund has been set up for the victims and their families:
Victims Memorial Fund
c/o Sikh Temple
7512 S. Howell Ave.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Editors Note: After many conversations with Minnesota's Sikh community, we have decided to use the traditional pronunciation of Sikh in our KSTP-TV newscasts- not the common English pronunciation which is closer to 'Seek.' To those of you who asked, we hope this answers your questions.
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