FBI: Sikh Temple Gunman Apparently Shot Self
The FBI announced Wednesday that Wade Michael Page, the gunman in Sunday’s shooting rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after being shot in the stomach by a police officer responding to the scene.
Officials said they are still trying to determine a motive for the attack, which left seven people dead, including Page.
FBI Special Agent Teresa Carlson, who’s in charge of the bureau’s Milwaukee office, told reporters at a morning news conference that video footage from the shooting showed that Page apparently shot himself.
Previously, Oak Creek Police Officer Sam Lenda was credited with downing Page. Lenda was the second officer who responded to the scene. Carlson said Lenda shot Page in the stomach.
“It is an amazing shot and thank goodness,” Carlson said.
The first responding officer, Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy, was shot nine times but survived the shooting. Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said at the news conference that Murphy has started walking around again.
Carlson said the bureau had received 101 leads “worldwide” during its investigation but reaffirmed that no one else other than Page has been connected to the shooting.