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.
According to ABC News, the shooter is a 40-year-old Army veteran. His name is Wade Michael Page. This was flashed across the ABC News screen, so there isn’t even an article available at this time with more information.
However, it has been previously reported that Wade Michael Page had some kind of 9/11 tattoo. This appears to be a case of domestic terrorism. The police reportedly searched Page’s residence. So more information on the actual motive should be available as the police sift through the evidence in his home and elsewhere and talk to friends and family.
This sounds like another Stephen McVeigh case. That guy bombed an Oklahoma City federal building, killing 168 people. Thankfully, this guy was less prepared to do that level of damage. But the attack on this Oak Creek Sikh temple is no less serious and reminds us that our enemies are sometimes right next door.