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FBI: Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Himself After Being Wounded by Police


Contrary to the timeline of stories that has circulated since Wade Michael Page's Sunday attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, authorities are now claiming that the shooter died from self-inflicted wounds. Previously, it was stated that Page perished after being shot by a police officer who responded to the scene.

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CNN has more about the FBI's new claims:

Wade Michael Page, who police say was the shooter that killed six people in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday, died that day from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after he was shot in the stomach by a responding officer, Teresa Carlson, the special agent in charge for the FBI in Milwaukee, said Wednesday.

According to The Associated Press, Carlson also told the news conference that investigators also have not yet "clearly defined a motive" for Sunday shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin that left six worshippers dead.

Carlson says federal officials had not opened any investigation into Page before Sunday's shooting. She says investigators are interviewing dozens of people who have known Page as they work to determine for a possible motive.

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 



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