Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    24 / 32 ℃  City Forecast

English>>World

U.S. police identify lone suspect in Wisconsin temple shooting

By Katherine Harbin (Xinhua)

08:04, August 07, 2012

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. police identified on Monday Wade Michael Page, 40, as the lone suspect who killed six people and critically wounded three others at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Oak Creek police also released the identities of the shooting victims, aged 39 to 84. Paramjit Kaur was the only female among those killed, while the five male victims were confirmed as Prakash Singh, Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Satwant Singh Kaleka, and Suveg Singh.

Page also critically wounded the first responding police officer. According to Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards, Page shot Lieutenant Brian Murphy, 51, eight to nine times at close range. Murphy, who has served 21 years with the police department, currently remains in critical condition.

Edwards told reporters that Page, who died after a shoot-out with police officers, was believed to have acted alone in the attacks.

Page served in the U.S. Army from 1992 to 1998, where he worked as a "psychological operations specialist,"Edwards said, adding that Page had been classified as ineligible for re-enlistment in the Army.

Oak Creek Police said local officials were working on the Page case in cooperation with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

According to ATF Special Agent in Charge Bernard Zapor, the 9mm handgun used in the attacks was purchased legally. Also found as evidence in the shootings were multiple ammunition magazines.

At a press conference Monday morning, law enforcement officials said they were still investigating any possible motive for the temple attacks, and that to report a motive now would be " premature."

More special coverages

More special coverages

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:朱蕤、姚春)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Chinese navy ship visits Bulgaria

  2. Heavy downpours batter Pakistan's Lahore

  3. US takes trade remedy actions against China

  4. 11th animation cosplay contest held in Lanzhou

  5. NASA's past Mars exploration missions

  6. The butcher, the chef and the swordsman

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Washington stuck in political paralysis
  2. Commentary: Outlook not that pessimistic
  3. Editorial: Mission for eurozone leaders
  4. UN resolution adds pressure to Syria gov't
  5. What is wrong with products made in China?
  6. Indian blackout: result of neglect of livelihood
  7. Editorial: Economic food for thought
  8. Detachment no serves China's interest in ME
  9. US sanctions on China's bank ridiculous
  10. Editorial: Do business, not politics

What's happening in China

Train kills woman who ignored alarm at Wudaokou railroad crossing

  1. More charity chain stores for Beijing
  2. Major crackdown in fake medicine scam
  3. Compensation sought from train crash
  4. Haikui approaching China's eastern coast
  5. 79 dead in Beijing devastating rainstorm

China Features

  1. Why Hollywood favores China's actresses?
  2. Dongfeng Honda to recall 76,000 CR-Vs
  3. How to protect yourself during heavy rainstorms?
  4. Are synthetic drugs toxic?
  5. Amway vitamin C tablets short in weight

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai