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UPDATE: Page lost girlfriend, left job before shooting

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CUDAHY (WKOW) --- The man authorities identified as the gunman in the killing of six worshippers at an Oak Creek Sikh temple had a relationship with a woman end, and left his job in recent weeks.

Authorities said 40-year old Wade Michael Page also shot and critically wounded three other people, including an Oak Creek police sergeant, before an officer shot and killed Page Sunday.

Page's landlord, Kurt Weins said Page lived in two different apartments Weins owned in Cudahy.

Weins said when Paige moved in several weeks ago, he told Weins he had just broken up with a girlfriend. Weins said Page was only recently late in paying rent, had caused no trouble, and did not appear threatening.

"I would never have suspected something like, ever," Weins said.

President Philip Mailliet of Lucas Milhaupt factory in Cudahy said Page worked for the company from February through mid-July, and left on his accord, but declined to comment on page's work record.

Authorities said Page's time as a soldier in the Army ended in the late nineties with a discharge which disqualified him from returning to the service.

The social media site MySpace shows photos of Page with a link to End Apathy, a group tied to white supremacy through music.

"We are looking to his ties to white supremacist groups," FBI special agent in charge Teresa Carlson said.

Weins said Page previously lived in South Milwaukee. Page's former girlfriend denied comment when contacted by WISN-TV.

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OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Oak Creek police have released the names of the six people killed after a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple Sunday morning.

The one woman who died was 41-year-old Paramjit Kaur. The five men who died were 41-year-old Sita Singh, 49-year-old Ranjit Singh, 65-year-old Satwant Singh Kaleka, 39-year-old Prakash Singh and 84-year-old Suveg Singh.

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OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- The Oak Creek police chief says the six people killed after a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple ranged in age from 39 to 84 years old.

Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards released details about the victims of the Sunday shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin during a Monday morning news conference. He says those killed included a 41-year-old woman and five men. The gunman, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, was later killed by police.

Edwards says three other men -- including a police officer-- were wounded in the shootings. They remain hospitalized in critical condition.

Balginder Khattra, of Oak Creek, says the oldest victim was his 84-year-old father, Suveg Singh Khattra. The younger Khattra says his father moved to Wisconsin in 2004 and loved living in America.

 

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