On August 5, 2012, an apparent lone gunman started shooting at people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He killed 6 people, and the shooter is also dead after getting shot by a policeman. 3 people are seriously or critically injured, including the police officer that killed the perpetrator.
This CNN video provides details about the shooter. It was uploaded on August 6, 2012.
So far, the actual name of the killer has not been released. But we are learning details about his profile and other identification information.
According to this CNN video, the Oak Creek Sikh temple gunman is in his 40s, and he is a white male. The disturbing part is a rumor going around about a tattoo. He apparently had some kind of tattoo that commemorated the 9/11 attacks. While it is not clear what this means, it sounds like he was the kind of person who has some type of grudge against society. Maybe we have another Steven McVeigh kind of character here. McVeigh used extremely sketchy reasoning to try to justify that bombing, saying that the government had mistreated the Branch Davidians in the Waco compound infiltration.
Like McVeigh, the killer here was also an Army veteran. He may or may not have been a white supremacist.
Police apparently found the shooter’s house and made their way inside to investigate. They clearly know who the person is but are just not releasing a name at this time.