FBI releases findings of Sikh Temple massacre investigation

CREATED Nov 20, 2012

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  • temple nws caw The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis. on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The Temple was opened back to the Sikh community on Thursday, and are expecting a large crowd of worshipers and supporters on Sunday, marking one week after the shooting, killing six. PHOTO BY CHRIS WILSON/CWILSON@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Chris Wilson

MILWAUKEE - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is releasing findings of a months-long review of the massacre at the Oak Creek Sikh Temple.

According to a statement Tuesday, the FBI believes gunman Wade Michael Page acted alone and was not assisted in any way in committing the crime.

Page shot 6 innocent people at the temple back in August before taking his own life.  30 agencies responded to the incident including 27 local, one state and two federal organizations.

"No evidence was uncovered to conclude this attack was directed or facilitated by any white supremacist group. During the shooting at the temple, Page exchanged gun fire with two Oak Creek police officers seriously wounding one, before being shot by another officer, then turning his weapon on himself. There is also no evidence to suggest the attack was part of any ongoing threat to the Sikh community."

During the course of its investigation, the FBI generated 200 investigative leads, conducted 300 interviews and collected more than 200 pieces of evidence.

"We join the Sikh community in grieving the loss of their loved ones. We continue to work with temple leaders and all of our law enforcement partners in an effort to keep the community safe."

Click here to read the full FBI statement