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UPDATE: FBI says temple gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- FBI officials say the gunman in Sunday's shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson said in a press conference Wednesday morning that the second officer to respond to the scene shot Wade Michael Page in the stomach. A short time later, Page shot himself in the head, which killed him.

Carlson says at this time, the FBI has still not clearly defined a motive for the shooting, which killed six people.

The FBI's evidence response team is still meticulously searching the crime scene at the 16,000 square foot temple. Investigators have recovered more than 100 items from the parking lot alone.

The FBI has conducted more than 100 interviews nationwide, including family and former employers, neighbors and associates of Page, and issued 180 federal grand jury subpoenas. Investigators currently have about 100 pending leads worldwide. They're still combing through sources like Page's phone records and security videos in the neighborhood, but have determined there is no video recording from inside the temple during the shooting.

Carlson says the FBI has still not identified anyone else responsible for the shooting other than Page, but will continue investigating leads.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The FBI will release more information Wednesday morning about the fatal shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

The agent in charge of the Milwaukee division, Teresa Carlson, U.S. Attorney James Santelle, ATF agent Jeff Magee and Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards will be at a briefing Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at FBI offices in downtown Milwaukee.

Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night in Oak Creek to remember the six worshippers who were killed when a gunman opened fire at their temple Sunday. The victims were remembered as peaceful individuals dedicated to their families and faith.

The accused gunman, Wade Michael Page, was shot and killed by a responding police officer.

WKOW will stream the press conference live on www.wkow.com/live at 10:00 a.m.

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