The nation was stunned Sunday when a symbol of American freedom — a Wisconsin house of worship — became the scene of a “domestic terrorism” bloodbath.
A lone tattooed gunman, an Army veteran identified by reports as Wade Michael Page, unleashed a barrage of bullets in a Sikh temple in surburban Milwaukee that left six dead before cops gunned him down in a shootout.
The country’s second mass shooting in as many months, following the Colorado movie-theater massacre, sent shockwaves all the way to New York, where NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly dispatched cops to Sikh temples throughout the city. He said the move was made “out of an abundance of caution.”
The gunman is and in his 40s, according to reports. CNN reported he had a 9/11 tattoo on his arm, and ABC News, citing anonymous sources, reported he was a “skinhead” or “white supremacist.”
…Witnesses said the killer was armed with a semiautomatic handgun and was wearing a white T-shirt and black pants with pockets to store ammunition.”