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Gunman identified as Army man from N Carolina

India TV News Desk 06 Aug 2012, 23:26:04 IST
India TV News Desk
Washington, Aug 6: The gunman who opened indiscriminate fire and killed six worshippers at a Gurdwara in the US has been identified as a 40-year-old ex American soldier, a media report said today.

The Fox News said the gunman had been identified as Wade Michael Page, out of Fort Bragg military facility in North Carolina, after several news reports said he was possibly a “white supremacist” army veteran.

The suspect was also shot dead by a police officer but only after he had killed six people and wounded three others, including the president and the priest of the Sikh temple.  

“Sources identified the dead suspect as Wade Michael Page, who was at one time attached to the Fort Bragg Army installation in North Carolina,” Fox news said.  It said authorities are yet to determine the motive behind the attack.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it is investigating whether the shooting at a Gurudwara in the US is an act of ‘domestic terrorism'.

“While the FBI is investigating whether this matter might be an act of domestic terrorism, no motive has been determined at this time,” FBI Milwaukee Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson, said in a late night statement, hours after the local police termed the tragic incident as an act of domestic terrorism.

A law enforcement official told NBC News the gunman was dressed in a white T-shirt and black tactical-style pants, which had several pockets for holding ammunition magazines.  He was armed with a single handgun, the official said.