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UPDATE: Suspected temple gunman served in Army for 6 years

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Wade Michael Page; Photo credit: Myspace Wade Michael Page; Photo credit: Myspace
Wade Michael Page, Photo credit: Myspace Wade Michael Page, Photo credit: Myspace
Wade Michael Page, Photo credit: Myspace Wade Michael Page, Photo credit: Myspace

OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- The man who allegedly opened fire inside a Sikh temple in Oak Creek served in the Army for more than 6 years.

The gunman has been identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. Investigators say he killed six people and injured three others during the Sunday morning shooting. Page served in the Army from April 1992 to October 1998.

Authorities say Page opened fire on officers when they got to the scene, hitting one officer "eight or nine" times. Another officer shot and killed Page.

A law enforcement source involved in the investigation tells CNN Page may have also been a white supremacist. Though police have not given any details on the motive of the shooter, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Special Agent Thomas Ahern said Page had tattoos that suggested he had ties to white supremacists.  "It is being investigated. And what his tattoos signified is being investigated. They are all pieces of a possible puzzle to learn what was his motive in carrying out such a horrific act," Ahern said.

While Page was in the Army, he served as a sergeant and later as a specialist based in Ft. Bliss in Texas and at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. A defense official confirmed to ABC News Page's job was as a Hawk missile system repairman, and he later became a psychological operations specialist.

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OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Sources have identified the gunman in the Sikh temple shooting as a man named Wade Michael Page.

CNN and ABC News are reporting Page is the 40-year-old Army veteran responsible for the shooting on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek Sunday morning. Page allegedly killed six people and injured three others, including a police officer. Another officer shot back and killed the gunman.

Stay with www.wkow.com for the latest information on this developing story.

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